The Hamburg-Tilden bridge was built in the early 1900's and has gone without repair through the millennium. In 1990, the bridge was deemed “structurally deficient” yet commuters still traveled the bridge, totaling around 12,100 vehicles passed over the bridge daily (Park). Another ten years later, upon further inspection, more deficiencies were found with the bridge, and still no repairs were made (Park). Finally in 2009, the bridge was closed and the construction work began. This closing makes residents feel like the gateway ...
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