4. City Island’s New Bridge Matches the Small-Town Feel of the Island
Despite its historical significance, the City Island Bridge was demolished due to its deteriorated state. The City of New York originally planned to replace the bridge with a large cable-stayed bridge, but residents have argued that the structure would not be appropriate for the small town community.
The design was consequently changed to a simpler “causeway type” of bridge with vintage-style lampposts, which was completed in 2017. While under construction, a temporary steel bridge was erected to shuttle traffic as the original bridge is being taken down.