5. 69th Street Transfer Bridge

69th Street Transfer Bridge
The 69th Street Transfer Bridge is currently undergoing renovation.

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 freight transportation. The bridge was formerly floating in the Hudson River but it has 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. Though the design process is completed, the reconstruction is experiencing COVID-19-related delays. The project still must undergo procurement and construction.