GW Bridge

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I apologize for cluttering the board with this as I'm sure it's known but I've been away and haven't checked for a while. Is the South path on GW re-opened yet? Would appreciate if someone could shoot a quick answer and timing info if available or known. I seem to remember it was reopening in Sept.?

And as long as I'm typing, anything else weird that I would encounter if this is my first Piermont ride in a while? Right now I'm planning to go to the north side, do the steps roller coaster, then head north on the other side.


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Sienna (not verified)
GW bridge

The south side was not open on Monday morning. I rode to Nyack through Piermont on Monday; there were no other notable obstacles.

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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
cluttering the board

"This question was last asked a few days ago, in a thread with a posting last replied to on Friday, 09-29-06. If you select last week and then click the Refresh button, you will see such thread listed.

Also, there's a search button above the active thread list, in the center of the page and also an Advanced Search menu item to the left of the screen. Searching will yield quite a bit of information regarding your query as this question has been asked ad nauseum.

Finally, to answer your question, as of this past weekend, the south path was still closed. As to when it will be open, it's anyone's guess. You might find out by contacting email/phone the Port Authority of NY/NJ which operates the bridge.

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rtmb (not verified)

"You've got to be kidding. In the thread you cite from 9/29, someone reports information that it might open on Oct 1. It is now Oct 4. Can I email you a calendar so you don't have to write any more essays? For your own benefit, maybe re-read the note you're citing next time instead of spending the time to write these three paragraphs. Talk about clutter - I've got better things to do than read your silly bulletin board policing of threads that were clearly titled and you didn't have to read, and which by the way, after all that, concludes by sharing the useful conclusion with all of us that it's ""anyone's guess."" Maybe. But in addition to the Oct 1 date, someone else on the same 9/29 thread you helpfully cited, reported a two week period obtained from a source they had asked. So, sorry, but I'm going to go ahead and check back then too and will once again put the subject in the subject line. If it's making you (ad) nauseaus, don't read it."

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Rob Marcus (not verified)
Take a deep breath

The board is a project and half especially if there is
only one person (I think) doing all the work.

That said, perhaps it should be understood that the board search works very well, so let's ask why people do not use it first?

My thought is that the search, requires work and so they ask a question and hope somebody will answer it.
Of course, some people get their posts answered, some do not, others get pissed by the answers.

Perhaps on the message board page we have a list of the top questions asked in say the last 10/30 days or so, with their threads.
Certainly questions on LBS suggestions, GWB, GPS products, the usual repeated questions will have answers. Of course a GWB situation will need updating
and maybe that should be on the NYCC Front page, towards the top, maybe scrolling?

Just my 2 cents to make your life less stressful?

Good job in any case.

Robert Marcus

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B. Dale (not verified)

"According to an email originating from TA and forwarded to me this morning, the Port Authority found debris on the bridge last weekend that they need to ""remediate."" They expect to have that taken care of by October 14.


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esass (not verified)

That might be what they are saying, but ramp on the jersey side that passes through the fence was either just finished or in the process. Plus they are replacing all the curbs in the area.

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Anonymous (not verified)

I think most people probably do use the 'search' function first, but we obviously only see the ones who don't, leading to false impressions. I think the board is working just fine, and we shouldn't get too worked about odd folks who post questions on old topics.

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Rob Marcus (not verified)

LOL, hey I agree. Whats the big deal.
Obviously we all have a life called cycling.

Unfourtunately, work gets in the way so to stay sane we watch the Message Board.

Robert Marcus

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polly (not verified)
message board

I like the message board. Sometimes I think people just use it to make conversation and sometimes to vent frustrations. Often it answers questions that I too have in maind. When people get obnoxious, it's reassuring because I could be the same at my most intolerant. Anyway, it's all good and I think each message fills a need. Thank you whoever for the upkeep and for keeping us in line.

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don montalvo (not verified)
"suggestion...""sticky"" time-sensitive threads..."

" they sort to the top of the threads list. this is a good example of a thread you might want people to know exists before they click on ""new thread"".


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rtmb (not verified)

"I suppose enough already on this, but it seems that a lot of the follow up notes had to do with the search function, whether it was working, and why people don't use it. This in response to Peter's note about the search function could have been used to find a 9/29 post. Repeating: I saw the 9/29 post! I still posted my question because the 9/29 post (1) had someone who reported a 10/1 opening date (that is AFTER) 9/29 and (2) since the 10/1 apparently is the latest non-truth, someone else mentioned a two week period from about then. This has nothing to do with the search function or ""old"" topics - since, on 9/29, there were two near term dates that were reported as potential openings. Sorry to cause such confusion."

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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
lucky lisp

"If you in fact read the 9/29 post prior to posting your message (there's no indication that you did), then why didn't you post a message in that thread? That would then really put things into it's proper context, wouldn't it. Silly me, I suppose for suggesting such.

I did read the 9/29 post prior to posting my original message. I have also read many other postings about the bridge path. Reading this history, it really is ""anyone's guess"" as to when it will open, including the PA itself. Why it takes 2+ weeks to remove some debris is baffling; I guess that's the nature of construction work.


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Claudette (not verified)
2 weeks

"I think the workers on the bridge are trained to tell anyone who asks that the South path will open in ""2 weeks."" I have been told this three separate times now.


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jmf (not verified)
link to GWB sidewalk status

"A web-link with current GWB ""Sidewalk"" info:

It looks as though they may update the info here weekly, but I haven't yet confirmed this.


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Paul (not verified)
Two Weeks

"Did you ever watch ""The Money Pit""?

[Walter has missed a meeting with the permit man, who got steamed and left]
Curly: If he ever does come back, you call me and we'll finish the job.
Walter: When I do get the permits, how long will the job take?
Curly: Two weeks.
Walter: Two weeks? Two weeks?
Curly: You sound like a parakeet there. ""Two weeks! Two weeks!""
Walter: Well, two weeks. It- it's amazing.
Curly: Amazing nothing. It'll be a regular miracle.

Walter: It's a big house, we'll divide it up! You stay in your half, I'll stay in mine!
Anna: That is such a dumb idea. Sometimes it amazes me you ever passed the bar.
Walter: I'm sure it does, you've never passed a bar in you life.
Anna: You are so much less attractive when I'm sober.
Walter: Thank goodness it's not that often.
Anna: [yelling] All right, that's it! I've had it with you, and the house, and Max, and the orchestra and everything! How long will it take to put this house together?
Curly: Two weeks.
[Walter and all the workers start laughing]
Anna: We'll stick it out 'til the house is done."

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J (not verified)

The GWB's south walkway will be open on or before Oct 15, 2006. I assume this info is correct because of the # of riders, the politics ... and the $$$ involved. Check this link and go down to

Important Details About the 60 and 100 Mile Routes:

This is the day AFTER ENY - let's all hope it is open the 14th too.

The north way bottlenecks a bit, but with several thousand added riders that weekend, it could be a PITA if the south is still closed.

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Pooonga (not verified)

I was told 9/15.

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J (not verified)

Yeah, lots of rumors flying about.

But I tend tho think that the MS statement is, or rather, will be correct. It's a big $$$ ride, with riders circling Manhattan on the FDR, etc., using the Lincoln Tunnel. So, when 3-4-5,000 extra riders converging onthe GWB to return, it hopefully will be open.

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JA (not verified)
Yes. the GW South Path will open for the MS

ride on 10/15. The NJ & NYC Port Authority have agreed to the NYC MS Chapter in having the South Path open before the actual event on 10/15.

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Mordecai Silver (not verified)
The question is...

Now that the south sidewalk seems due to re-open this week, anyone want to predict how long it will stay open before they shut it down again? Two months? Three?

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Chris T. (not verified)

Why not start a new thread about that? ;)

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