Liberty Bridge, a Proposed Pedestrian Walkway Connecting Jersey City to Lower Manhattan Over the Hudson River

The Liberty Bridge is a new proposal from New Jersey resident Kevin Shane and architect Jeff Jordan that would connect Lower Manhattan and Jersey City through a long pedestrian bridge.

The renderings depict a pedestrian footbridge starting in Jersey City, following the Embankment to and over the Hudson River, and into Battery Park, New York City. The Bridge would cater to commuters with an express walking lane and separate bike lane (both partially enclosed to protect people from the elements). It would also offer a park-like experience to those who want to make the Liberty Bridge a destination--providing a 200+ foot view over the Hudson unlike any experience before. The Bridge will be the home to coffee shops and other retail, artwork, solar panels, wind turbines, free wifi access, grassy areas, benches and more. It will start on the Embankment in Jersey City and gradually increase in height (with access points closer to the River) and end at a higher elevation in NYC. The Bridge will offer elevators, stairs & ramps for access on and off, and the bridge will be fully ADA compliant. Most importantly, the Bridge will add a new, environmentally friendly and pleasurable way to commute into NYC for the hundreds of thousands of NJ residents that currently drive and take mass transit into the city everyday.

Check out the full proposal for more information on the Liberty Bridge

Liberty Bridge, Connecting Jersey City to Manhattan
Liberty Bridge, Connecting Jersey City to Manhattan

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