Fixing the BUMPS
So after numerous injury lawsuits and lots of hard work by transportation alternatives the Department of Transportation has come to its senses. They are replacing the obnoxious yellow bumps on the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge. Above is an artists rendition of the expansion joint covers replacement...hmm looks a lot flatter, thank God.
"Today the New York City Department of Transportation announced that it is replacing the 26 dangerous 2-inch high expansion joint covers on the Williamsburg Bridge biking and walking path with a safe alternative. While details are still emerging, it appears that the new replacement covers represent an improvement."
You can read a monthy bulletin at:
transalt Sept. Bulletin
Rumor has it that the work will be done by Dec. 1st, 2005.
Lets hope D.O.T. fixes what should have been dealt with a long time ago..."Who's Bridge? Our Bridge!"