June 14, 2019
The long-delayed West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge was recently welded into place above West Street, and will open to the public this fall. The new bridge will provide a direct connection between Battery Park City and the Financial District, permanently replacing the Rector Street Pedestrian Bridge near the World Trade Center.
The span will cross the six-lane West Street and Hudson River Greenway, from near West Thames Street to near Joseph P. Ward Street. The $45-million project is being funded predominantly by a $33-million grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Empire State Development (ESD).
“This bridge will permanently restore a much-needed link between the Financial District and Battery Park City, connecting New Yorkers with public transit on one side and the Hudson River waterfront on the other,” said ESD’s Howard Zemsky. “With this project, we are one step closer to completing the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan.”
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