The bridge is open to bikes and pedestrians. I go there every now and then. It's a popular site on weekends. I was there yesterday (2/26/17)
Wikipedia says this:
...because of the September 11 attacks on New York City, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection proposed permanent closure of the road across the top of the dam. Pedestrians and emergency vehicles were allowed to use New Croton Dam Road, but all other traffic was re-routed. The department made plans to replace temporary vehicle barriers with permanent barriers after completion of a New Croton Dam Rehabilitation Project in 2011.
In excellent condition?....Why is is closed to all traffic?
What a beautiful bridge and in a great setting. Thanks for the pictures.
Beautiful bridge, and I think closing it to vehicle traffic was smart to prevent a terrorist attack. I want to keep locations looking nice, and they did the right thing to build a new bridge and keep the old one for pedestrian and cycling traffic