2. Port Morris Gantries

Port Moris Gantry
The Port Morris gantries are still abandoned despite numerous plans for their revitalization.

The Port Morris area of the Bronx, an industrial section of the borough located near New York City’s railroad yards, is home to several gantry cranes which were used for loading and unloading ferries. These gantries, though widely used during their time, fell out of use in the 1960s and have been abandoned ever since.

Since 2014, however, efforts have been made to revitalize the Port Morris gantries. This initiative, led by the South Bronx-based organization Friends of Brook Park, would place the gantries in the center of a newly-constructed park. However, little progress has been made on the project, leaving the gantries vulnerable to vandalism and decay. The Friends of Brook Park project is one of many efforts for New York City’s gantries to be revitalized as anchors for parks. In addition to the Port Morris gantries, the 69th Street Transfer Bridge and Long Island City Gantries have earned the attention of developers.