Volume 22, Number 26 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | November 6 - 12, 2009
Manhattan Bridge work
Drivers, cyclists and straphangers will all be affected by construction on the Manhattan Bridge over the next four years, the city Dept. of Transportation said last week.
The 100-year-old bridge will get $150 million of repairs starting early next year, including the replacement of all the vertical suspension cables and the strings of lights and the reinforcement of the bridge’s main cables and trusses.
The bridge’s bikeway will close for up to eight months at some point during the project, and cyclists will have to share the pedestrian walkway for that time. The work will also require some lane closures and subway disruptions on the B, D, N and Q lines, though the D.O.T. said train service would never be shut down entirely.