New York State Department of Transportation — Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell Pedestrian Bridge at 151st Street

Riverside Park is a well-known for being a New York City landmark, hosting two million travelers every year. In order to meet the changing needs of New York City’s Westside, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) needed to provide a connection for every type of traveler while prioritizing environmental protections. NYSDOT worked in collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders to conceive, design, and construct its $27 million signature ADA-compliant pedestrian bridge at Riverside Park. Ramps provide access from Riverside Drive over Amtrak rails and four lanes of the Henry Hudson Parkway. To address the environmental needs, the project also focused on selecting plants native to the area and adding additional trees. Named for Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell, the new pedestrian bridge prioritizes accessibility to ensure everyone can travel safely along 151st Street and enhances the quality of life for all travelers, allowing everyone to enjoy this landmark for years to come.