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Multi-Level Bridges Over Manhattan Eyed as Alternative to Tunnel Project

(DNAINFO)  Maya Rajamani | May 23, 2016 — Consultant Scott Spencer sees the “Empire State Gateway” as a solution to the city’s transport issues.

A pair of “futuristic” multi-level suspension bridges running across Manhattan from New Jersey to Queens could be the solution to New York City’s commuter woes, said the brainchild behind the project.

A Delaware-based transportation consultant has proposed the “Empire State Gateway” — a pair of four-level suspension bridges on which Amtrak and NJ Transit trains and buses could run — as an alternative to a plan to build two tunnels between New Jersey and Penn Station, NJ.com first reported.

Port Authority officials, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and others have thrown their support behind the $24 billion tunnel plan, but consultant Scott Spencer sees his suspension bridge plan as a “much more do-able, manageable construction” than the Gateway Project.

Source: Multi-Level Bridges Over Manhattan Eyed as Alternative to Tunnel Project – Midtown – DNAinfo New York