7. 69th Street Transfer Bridge

Located on W 69th Street, this bridge was once a transfer terminal for the West Side Line of the New York Central Railroad which allowed for the transportation of freight. The bridge was formerly floating in the Hudson River but it has been stabilized in recent years. Over 15 years ago, plans were proposed to turn the bridge into a ferry terminal. However, in 2008 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation resisted this plan as it would endanger the aquatic life in the area.

Plans for the reconstruction of the bridge by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation have been in progress since March of 2015. According to their website, “The schematic design for this project has been approved. Parks is now developing construction documents for this project and applying for necessary permits.”