Plans underway for pedestrian bridge in Van Cortlandt Park

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After years of waiting, Van Cortlandt Park is getting a new pedestrian bridge.

A total of $23.5 million will go toward building a pedestrian walkway that connects its southwest corner to the rest of the park.

The bridge will span over the Major Deegan, improving access to the Croton Woods and the Allen Shandler recreation areas in the northeast section of the park.

The 1,146-acre park will be divided by the Major Deegan and the Henry Hudson and Moshulu Parkways.

Community leaders say the new walkway bridge will make getting around different sections of the park easier and safer.

The hope is to have a contractor picked for the project sometime next year.

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