Monday, May 16, 2005

Henry Hudson Collapse

If you followed the local news last week, a portion of an old retaining wall collapsed on Thursday, covering portions of the Henry Hudson Parkway with tons of rock and dirt. Luckily no one was hurt or killed in the collapse. Click here for more on the story.

The images below come from a friend of mine who works with the DOT and took these on site. As you can see, it could have been much worse.

Click on the images for a larger view.

Looking upward at the wall. This site used to be an old castle that looked out onto the Hudson. The wall was built almost 100 years ago. There are cars underneath that rubble.

Henry Hudson Parkway - facing northbound center and right lane with debris from wall.

Here is the roadway, facing north later in the day. Debris has been removed.