New York to Reconsider Replacement of the Pond Eddy Bridge
Friends of Pond Eddy Bridge are postponing their August 4th Rally as the New York Department of Transportation reconsiders their decision to replace the historic truss bridge. “We are very hopeful that the DOT will do the right thing when it takes a serious look at protecting the bridge,” said Friends spokesperson Richard Plunz, “We’re happy to suspend the demonstration and help turn down the pressure while the new review is conducted.”
The review is expected to take six months.
A DOT spokesperson said, “In today’s environment, it is very difficult to justify such a significant investment for such limited use and the Commissioner feels that the maintenance and rehabilitation alternatives to maintain the structure at its current capacity need to be fully evaluated.”
Continue to show your support for the bridge by signing an online petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/save-the-pond-eddy-bridge. For more information about the structure, go to http://savethebridge.tumblr.com/.