Thursday, April 14, 2011
Bridge Updates: Williamsburg and Queensboro Bridges
Here are a couple of updates and news items for our bridges. The Williamsburg Bridge now has separate entrances in Brooklyn for bikes and pedestrians. Pedestrians now enter on Bedford Ave. under the bridge. The other entrance, mentioned in my previous post, is just for bikes now. The two paths join each other partway across to Manhattan. Also, this week Mayor Bloomberg signed into effect the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, in honor of the former mayor. I don't like it and most New Yorkers don't like it, but there it is. I don't know how many people will actually call it that. A lot of Manhattanites still call it the 59th St. Bridge. At least they didn't name it after a Kennedy.