The only bridge that connects City Island to the Bronx mainland is 113 years-old and needs to be replaced.
Over the past decade the community has been fighting proposed designs by The Department of Transportation. The DOT was pushing to build an expensive, state-of-the-art cable-stayed bridge. Many feel this was Bloomberg's attempt to build a legacy project in the Bronx. Now with the change in administration, the DOT is finally hearing out the community's needs and returning with simpler, less expensive designs that the community can finally support.
This story is about how the residents of City Island never stopped fighting the city's bureaucracy and are now finally getting what they've wanted for years. It is also about how the city was willing to egregiously spend millions of dollars to build a prestigious bridge that the community vehemently protested.