Bridge to Nowhere Connects in New York City

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So what happens if there is a pedestrian “bridge” placed over a street between two buildings and those buildings have a change of use or are demolished? The New York Times explores  this in the little bridge built in 1989 that connected Trinity Church at Broadway and Wall to a 25 storey parish house across the street at 74 Trinity Place. That parish house was demolished last year leaving this-rather significantly-as the bridge to nowhere.

Because the nearest crosswalk was over 200 feet away, it was decided that a bridge was needed to help parishioners cross. The bridge is made of steel but takes its reference from “the design of a cast-iron pedestrian footbridge that was constructed in 1866 outside St. Paul’s Chapel, a few blocks north of Trinity Church but within its parish.” Because the bridge was historically informed it has been treated as a significant item…

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