Just north of the Triborough Bridge, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) uses the waterfront for storage of road salt. The salt is to be relocated shortly.
Just north of the salt yards, between East 125th and East 139th streets, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is using the Harlem River shore as a staging ground for its bridge reconstruction. Over the next decade DOT will repair and reconstruct the Third Avenue, Madison Avenue, and Willis Avenue bridges. Until this work is finished the shoreline is closed to the public.
After the DOT bridge reconstruction is complete, both DSNY and DOT have agreed to cede their land to the Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR), which will then turn it into a waterfront park, complete with greenway. DPR expects the Harlem River Park system to be complete by 2018.