The Death of the Delancey Street Bridge to East River Park
The old Delancey Street footbridge is dead. Officially excised from the Lower East Side landscape. Long live the Delancey Street Footbridge.
To be sure, it’s been a slow death for the street apparatus over the last couple months. The ramps on either side of the FDR Drive had been removed in early February as part of the $1.45 billion coastal resiliency project; the remainder of the span came down over the weekend.
Per recent flyers to the community, the “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 project was initially projected to last four weeks with night work hours. It took double that time.
The new pedestrian overpass – spanning the FDR Drive – will look like this.