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Bridge Lift Testing at RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Scheduled for Early Morning Hours of May 7 and May 14

Bridges and Tunnels
Updated May 5, 2021 4:30 p.m.

Intermittent Closures of Manhattan Span Planned for Both Directions


Intermittent, full closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span to/from Manhattan are scheduled on Friday, May 7, and Friday, May 14, from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge lifts to test mechanical functionality and allow completion of routine preventative maintenance. 

Each closure lasts approximately 20 minutes. Motorists may experience delays and should consider an alternate route. 

Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com for the latest information on this planned work.