Canvassed

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

Canvas draped over the south side of the Brooklyn Bridge
Canvas draped over the south side of the Brooklyn Bridge ( Shara Morris )
View of the Manhattan Bridge from in between the canvas
View of the Manhattan Bridge from in between the canvas ( Shara Morris )
( Shara Morris )
Inside the canvas
Inside the canvas ( Shara Morris )
Does this remind you of a shower curtain?
Does this remind you of a shower curtain? ( Shara Morris )
The canvas, which will rise vertically, is anchored to wooden curbs on the roadway
The canvas, which will rise vertically, is anchored to wooden curbs on the roadway ( Shara Morris )
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