THE BRONX - Dozens of Van Cortlandt residents gathered Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park to protest the Department of Environmental Protection.

The rally was held to highlight a promise they say was broken by the DEP: the construction of a pedestrian bridge that connects the western and eastern sections of Van Cortlandt Park, which is currently split by the Major Deegan Expressway.

Protesters say the bridge was promised years ago as part of a multimillion-dollar parks improvement project.

Protesters say Saturday's rally is one of many to come. They will be working with local representatives to try to resolve the issue.