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Citizen Bridge No. 4 To Launch at City of Water Day

Nancy Jane Nowacek

Sep 2013

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On July 12th, Nancy Nowacek will talk about making Citizen Bridge and launch its latest design as part of City of Water Day at Governors Island. Citizen Bridge is a a pedestrian footbridge to offer free passage between Brooklyn to Governors Island as was once possible by a sandbar at low tide. The structure is proposed to span Buttermilk Channel for a single day in order to comply with US Coast Guard constraints.

The bridge is constructed using a modular, floating system made of easily obtainable materials and has engaged participation from an ever-growing cross-disciplinary network of New Yorkers comprised of engineers, architects, educators, students, naval specialists, landscape architects, waterfront activists, waterfront workers, marine recreationalists, environmentalists, historians, and waterfront organizations.

At City of Water Day, the public will be invited to learn about Citizen Bridge and experience the future of walking across the waters of Buttermilk Channel. Citizen Bridge will be located with other event presenters in Nolan Park on Governors Island. City of Water Day, and Citizen Bridge activities are free to the public. 

Ferries to Governors Island cost $2 and can be taken from Brooklyn at Pier 6, at the base of Atlantic Avenue; or from Manhattan at the Governors Island Ferry Terminal. Travel directions can be found here:

For more information about City of Water Day, presented by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance:

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