Ocean Ave Footbridge: Construction Work

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There is some construction work happening on the Ocean Avenue Pedestrian Footbridge and a barge loaded with a crane and steel beams is anchored in Sheepshead Bay. A reader alerted us to the construction when he saw some of the beams being replaced. Let’s hope they fix some of those crumbling planks, as well.

We wonder if this has anything to do with recent complaints from Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo. After the New York City Economic Development Corporation finished patchwork repairs to the crumbling Shore Boulevard bulkhead and the footbridge, Scavo balked at the results, saying “It looks like garbage.” Maybe workers are back to fix their shoddy work.

On Friday, June 12, 2009 when we passed by, there was no construction activity and no workers on hand. It appears as though the footbridge will remain open for pedestrians to walk over, as well as for them to get knocked over by bicyclists who simply refuse to dismount when crossing the bridge.