City Readies Demolition of Delancey Foot Bridge to East River Park
With each new day, the destruction of East River Park intensifies. Little is now recognizable as dozens of trees were excised and the historic amphitheater demolished. All as part of the billion-dollar coastal resiliency project.
Now, time has come for the pedestrian bridge linking Delancey Street to the park, above the FDR Drive.
The city circulated a notice informing the community that “construction operations necessitate extended work hours to dismantle the park-side ramp of the Delancey Street Pedestrian Bridge. Noise and air monitors will be in place prior to the start of these activites.”
The night work begins today and will likely last at least four weeks, from 3:00pm to midnight daily.
Construction is on a phased schedule; the park is sealed from Houston to Corlears Hook. The overall project is promised to take five years, but most definitely will overrun.