Manhattan’s bridges allow millions of motorists to navigate the City and make their way from borough to borough and state to state. However, many of the City’s bridges are aging and require maintenance which calls for the use of construction barrels, cones and truck mounted lights, directing traffic into fewer lanes as work is performed. To automobile drivers unfamiliar with the bridges or construction zones, traffic realignment and lane closures can lead to confusion, causing car accidents.
The City’s Bridges
The City of New York’s bridges include:
- The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
- The Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge and officially titled, The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
- The Williamsburg Bridge
- The Throgs Neck Bridge
- The George Washington Bridge
- The Tappan Zee Bridge
- The Kosciuszko Bridge, which was replaced when the old bridge was demolished in 2017
- The Manhattan Bridge
- The Brooklyn Bridge
- The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge
Bad Weather Results in Multi-Car Accident on GW Bridge
As reported by Patch, an unexpected early winter storm on November 15, 2018, pummeled the City leading to a multi-car pileup on the George Washington Bridge. Several tractor-trailers were also involved in the chain reaction crash which caused one motorist to sideswipe one of the big rigs.
Congested Rush Hour Bridge Accidents
Bad weather conditions can also lead to Manhattan Bridge Accidents as bridges are known to become slippery with precipitation. Furthermore, the inclines and declines of the bridges add to increased risks as wheels can spin on inclines and brakes can lock on the decline.
If you are involved in an accident on a bridge, contact Manhattan Car Accident Lawyer Michael J. Redenburg. He can help you assess who was at fault and get you the compensation you are entitled to if you were injured as the result of another’s negligence. Attorney Redenburg has been practicing law in New York for more than a decade and can fight for you!
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