Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 09:39 AM
What a difference a week makes: the last time we were on the bridge, no canvas was in sight. But now the draping of the bridge has begun in earnest. Workers are installing canvas to be as part of the paint removal containment system. As Hasan Ahmed of the NYC Department of Transportation promised, "it will be lots of material." One coworker who bikes over the bridge reported this morning that the canvas is surprisingly disorienting for pedestrians. On the walkway, "you can see the sky, not the water," she said.
We were out on the bridge yesterday taking pictures--see the slideshow here.