Press Releases

Press Release #12-59

Seth Solomonow/Scott Gastel (212) 839-4850

Closure of East River Bridges, FDR Drive

Due to hazardous conditions created by increasing wind speeds, the NYC DOT’s four East River bridges will be closed to traffic beginning at 7 p.m. tonight until further notice. This includes the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Ed Koch Queensboro bridges. Additionally, NYC DOT is closing the Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge in Queens, in coordination with the MTA's closure of the Cross Bay Bridge. Emergency vehicles will still have access as necessary, but all other traffic should avoid these bridges. The FDR Drive will also be closed from the Battery to 155th Street beginning at 6 p.m. until further notice.