In Brief

A floating pedestrian path is designed to connect Brooklyn to New York's Governors Island

Contributors on Kickstarter have successfully crowdfunded a floating pedestrian bridge that will connect the NYC borough of Brooklyn to nearby Governors Island. Artist Nancy Nowacek proposed the walkway after learning that the 4-mile distance between the two locations was once a physical walkway – accessible during low tide – in the nineteenth century. Currently, the trip is only accessible via ferry.

Nowacek crowdfunded $25,000 for the “Citizen Bridge” project, and 200 volunteers have already contributed their time, research and prototype materials and processes. Once erected, the bridge will be open for 24 hours (limited by waterway travel) and will pop up as a traveling exhibit.

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