Inspired by the great ultra runner Phil McCarthy, I thought it would be fun to run the pedestrian accessible bridges of New York City.
Phil did a really great job on his bridges project writing informative and interesting posts on each bridge. If you want information on the history of the New York City Bridges, or their technical specifications, your best bet is to check out his blog. ** My posts will be about my personal adventures in getting there with some tips on how to access the more difficult to figure out pedestrian walkways.
Anyway, here are bridges I’ve run since I started this project in April of 2014.
11. Verrazano Bridge
*Phil only lists 91 on his website, but that because on one occasion he counted two bridges as one when they were very close together and not very interesting. Phil only counted bridges that spanned natural waterways, and did not count bridges in restricted or pay to enter areas (such as the Bronx Botanical Gardens or Fresh Kills on Staten Island). I am generally going to follow Phil’s list, perhaps adding or subtracting some bridges as I go.