August 1, 2012 —
Friends of the Pond Eddy Bridge, which had been planning a “Save the Pond Eddy Bridge” rally on August 4, has postponed the planned demonstration. The postponement is due to developments at the June 27 meeting in Monticello between NYS Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald and local officials, arranged by NYS Senator John Bonacic with support from Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (see “New York meeting regarding Pond Eddy Bridge, TRR July 12 issue).
At that meeting, officials from the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) said they will reconsider the decision to replace the historic Pond Eddy Bridge across the Delaware River and report back in six months.
“We are very hopeful that the DOT will do the right thing when it takes a serious look at protecting the bridge,” said Friends spokesperson Richard Plunz. “We’re happy to suspend the demonstration and help turn down the pressure while the new review is conducted.”