Parts of historic City Island Bridge removed for demolition

The Department of Transportation removed decorative finials and a welcome sign from atop the old City Island Bridge Thursday. The DOT says the finials were

The Department of Transportation removed decorative finials and a welcome sign from atop the old City Island Bridge Thursday.

The Department of Transportation removed decorative finials and a welcome sign from atop the old City Island Bridge Thursday. (9/15/16)

THE BRONX - The Department of Transportation removed decorative finials and a welcome sign from atop the old City Island Bridge Thursday.

The DOT says the finials were about 100 years old. Last year, a temporary bridge was constructed over the Eastchester Bay as crews worked to remove parts of the old bridge. They plan to transport the removed parts of the bridge to a storage facility. 

The old bridge will be completely removed over the next few weeks, according to officials.  

A long-term plan for the parts replacement in the community is being developed, the DOT says. 

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