Corlears Hook Pedestrian Bridge Demolished

Posted on: July 14th, 2022 at 5:07 am by

Photo: Friends of Corlears Hook

Much like its concrete sibling to the north, the Corlears Hook pedestrian bridge followed the Delancey crossing into the great abyss. No longer a connection point to the coastline where the amphitheater also stood.

The city demolished the long-standing bridge as part of the $1.45 billion resiliency project that is gradually laying waste to East River Park. Only to build it back up again for coastal flood protection.

The span itself dates back decades, and had been decaying in recent years. You’ll recall that it partially crumbled into the FDR roadway back in April 2021. Authorized vehicles were barred from the bridge apparently due to stability concerns.

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