FIBORO BRIDGES Ward's Island Footbridge
Spans the Harlem River.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Access 6 AM to 8 PM, April through October

This Robert Moses-era footbridge is only open during spring and summer during daylight hours. The 11-foot wide vertical lift bridge is open to pedestrians, bicyclists and rollerbladers. The surface is primarily concrete, with wide metal grating filled with concrete in the middle section (designed to lift and let large boats through). Ramps link it to the East River Greenway, and it provides access to Ward's and Randall's Islands' recreational and athletic facilities. To access the island during the fall and winter, use the Triboro Bridge instead.

Ward's Island Footbridge by the Numbers:

Distance: 857 feet
Design: 1951 Vertical Lift Bridge
Architect: Othmar Hermann Ammann
Manhattan entrance: 103rd Street and East River Promenade
Ward's Island entrance

For more facts, see the Ward's Island Footbridge profile at the Department of Transportation website.