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TWO BRIDGE WALK FROM MANHATAN TO RANDALL's ISLAND TO RFK BRIDGE TO ASTORIA PARK.

  • Apr 27, 2014 · 12:30 PM
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RFK Pedistrian Bridge.RFK

(RFK PEDISTRIAN BRIDGE):


(RFK PEDISTRIAN BRIDGE)

(103 street Footprint Brige-Pedistrian)


TWO BRIDGE WALK FROM MANHATAN TO RANDALL's ISLAND TO RFK BRIDGE TO ASTORIA.

MANHATTAN -EAST RIVER VIA FOOTBRIDGE ONTO RANDALL'S

ISLAND, THAN WARD'S ISLAND THAN WALK ONTO RFK BRIDGE TOWARDS TO 

QUEENS TO ASTORIA PARK IN QUEENS.

We cross the East River via footbridge onto Randall’s Island and explore Randall’s and 

Ward’s Islands. Then, it’s on to the RFK Bridge and Astoria Park in Queens. Tour ends in 

.


(1)

Wards Island Bridge( 103rd street Foootprint bridge)


Weeks 533 under Wards Is Bridge jeh.jpg

The Wards Island Bridge

, also known as the 

103rd Street Footbridge

, is a pedestrian 

bridge

 crossing the 

Harlem River

 between 

Manhattan Island

 and

Wards Island

 in 

New York City

. The 

vertical lift bridge

 has a total of twelve spans consisting of 

steel

 towers and 

girders

.

[1]

 It carries only 

pedestrian

 and

bicycle

 traffic.



On the Manhattan side of the river, the bridge is located at East 103rd Street, between Exits 14 and 15 of the FDR Drive. The bridge is accessible from the East River Esplanade and a pedestrian overpass across the FDR Drive to the East River Houses apartment complex in Spanish Harlem. The bridge connects to the southwestern corner of Wards Island and provides access to the many playing fields and scenic waterfront of Randall's Island and Wards Island Parks.

After being closed to the public for approximately two years for a $16.8 million infrastructure project, Wards Island Bridge was reopened on June 1, 2012 and will be open 24 hours-a-day year-round. [2] Previously, the bridge had only been available for use from April through October during daylight hours.



(2) Randalls island and Wards Island 

 are two parts of an island in the 

New York City

 

borough

 of 

Manhattan

,

[1]

[2]

[3]

 separated from Manhattan by the 

Harlem River

, from 

Queens

 by the 

East River

 and 

Hell Gate

, and from the 

Bronx

 by the 

Bronx Kill

. Formerly, the two islands were separate, but the channel between them, 

Little Hell Gate

, was filled in in the early 1960s.

[4]

[5]

 The islands had a population of 1,648 living on 2.09 square kilometres (520 acres) according to the 

2010 Census

.

[6]



Most of the island is part of either Wards Island and Randalls Island Parks, which cover[masked] acres [masked] ha). The parks offer athletic fields, a driving range, greenways, playgrounds and picnic grounds.

The islands have a history of being used for asylums, hospitals and cemeteries. The island is currently home to several public facilities, including two psychiatric hospitals, a state police station, a fire academy, a water treatment plant, and several homeless shelters.

The island is crossed by the Triborough and Hell Gate bridges. The island can be reached by the Triborough Bridge or the Wards Island Bridge, which serves pedestrians and bicyclists and links the island to East Harlem in Manhattan. A second footbridge, connecting the island to the Bronx, is scheduled to open in 


(3) RFK Pedistrian Bridge :


RFK (Triboro) Brdige Pedestrian Walk - YouTube

► 8:22► 8:22

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qASkdecugik

 

 

YouTube

Jul 31, 2010 - Uploaded by Shigeru Taba

RFK (Triboro) Brdige Pedestrian Walk ... Biking across the TriboroBridge from Queens into Manhattan by ...







PICTURE'S ARE ON TOP.



(4)RFK bridge (Triborough Bridge) Robert F. Kennedy Bridge
(Triborough Bridge)

Triborough Bridge and Hell Gate New York City Queens-edit.jpg

 

The Triborough Bridge, renamed the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge in 2008, and sometimes referred to as the RFK Triborough Bridge, is a complex of three separate bridges inNew York CityUnited States, carrying Interstate 278 and New York State Route 900G. Spanning the Harlem River, the Bronx Kill, and the Hell Gate (a strait of the East River), the bridges connect the boroughs of ManhattanQueens, and the Bronx viaRandalls and Wards Islands, which are joined by landfill.

The bridge is owned and operated by the MTA Bridges and Tunnels, part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.


(4) ASTORIA PARK :

 


 

DIRECTION: 

TAKE # 6 SUBWAY TRAIN TO 103 ST. STATION AND THAN WALK  on 103 street towards to 3 rd Ave on103 street. 

 Mcdonalds, 1872  3rd Ave.(103 st and 3rd Ave),

(Phone #[masked] for Mcdonald's)

 

PLEASE BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLE, SOME SNACKS, FOOD TO EAT IN YOUR BACK PACK. Or you can buy at Mcdoanalds or aroud  their.

We will eat at Islands when we get their  or et when walk ends at Astoria.


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