Installation underway for new Willis Ave. Bridge

The new Willis Avenue Bridge passes under the Brooklyn Bridge and in front of lower Manhattan as it is brought up the East River on a barge in New York, Monday, July 26, 2010. The bridge is replacing the existing 109-year-old span that connects Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

August 9, 2010 4:45:05 PM PDT
It was a big day for the new Willis Avenue Bridge Monday, as Mayor Michael Bloomberg marked the final major stage of installation.

After traveling up the East River in July to reach its new home, the new span is now in position to link Manhattan with the South Bronx.

DOT officials say traffic should be rolling across the $612 million bridge by November.


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