Corzine’s Scissors Only Obstacle to Pedestrian Bridge

The Long Slip Pedestrian Bridge is ready to go except for one thing: a ceremonial ribbon cutting including Governor and candidate for re-election Jon Corzine. The much delayed connection between Jersey City and Hoboken was suppose to open in the in the Spring of this year; unexplained delays then pushed the opening date to August.

The Long Slip Pedestrian Bridge is being built by NJ Transit and will connect from the Hoboken Terminal to the Newport neighborhood in Jersey City. According to Newport Associates, their segment of the walkway in the northern quadrant is ready to open, and they are simply waiting for NJ Transit to open the bridge. NJ Transit however, has refused to comment on the expected “completion” date.

Over the weekend, a brief Q&A between the New York Times and Newport CEO James LeFrak revealed the new expected opening date is sometime in September, to be accompanied by an appearance of Jon Corzine.

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