New Bridge Keeps Traffic Flowing to the Bronx’s City Island

After more than a century of providing motorists with access to a historic New York City seaside neighborhood and popular local destination, the old City Island Bridge has been removed and replaced with a new bridge.

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The new City Island Bridge. The temporary steel bridge, located behind the new bridge, is currently being demolished.

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The original City Island Bridge, built in 1901, was deteriorating to the point that demolition and reconstruction was necessary. The finials at the top of the truss have been preserved.

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After the design for a cable-stayed bridge was rejected, WSP returned with several alternative designs, including the causeway bridge that was chosen as the replacement.