Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Brooklyn Bridge Maintenance Update

Brooklyn Heights Blog has an update on what to look for, including a potential one-lane only on the bridge for runners/walkers/cyclists during the weekday as they inspect the bridge.

Having run on the bridge several times over the past few weeks, I confess I'm feeling a little claustrophobic about running through the metal section in the middle of the bridge. Part of it is the desire to look for escape routes (if I'm running at 5 a.m. and some drunken guy comes at me, I want the option to jump out on the spans). Yes, it's necessary, and yes I love the bridge, though I suspect I may also head over the oft-neglected Manhattan Bridge at times (though probably not at 5 a.m. - that's even more isolated)

1 comment:

Chicken Underwear said...

I ran over the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday morning at 11am. I was cool and sunny. The bridge was thick with tourists. The city should either put some sort of marshal up there to keep the tourists out of the bike lane or they should close it to bikes till the construction is finished. Someone is gonna get hurt. Either a bike accident or a brawl.