Ward's Island Foot Bridge

The Ward's Island Foot Bridge connected the residents of East Harlem at 103rd Street with the city parks on Ward's Island. The 302-foot lift span opened in 1951 carrying a single 12-foot-wide pedestrian walkway over the East River. The bridge was closed for renovation of the lift mechanism when I first visited in 2005.

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View from the South
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Walkway over the East Side Highway
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Draw span
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Steel gate barring access prior to renovation
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Ferile cat living by the east approach
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East tower viewed from the east approach at sunset
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Upper East Side viewed from Wards Island Footbridge at sunset
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East Side Drive
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West approach switchback walkways at dark

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