Plans underway for pedestrian bridge in Van Cortlandt Park

Posted: Updated:

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.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."