Bronxville footbridge swept away by Ida replaced

A footbridge swept away by Hurricane Ida floods on the Bronx River is finally being replaced.
Crews contracted by Westchester County are now building ramps needed to open the footbridge located along the Bronx River Pathway near Pondfield Road in Bronxville.
The missing footbridge has frustrated walkers, joggers and cyclist for more than two years, because it prevented them from completing a loop around Bronxville Lake.
Westchester County Legislator James Nolan said there was no plan to replace the bridge until he took office in January 2022.
His plan was approved months later.
"The reason for the slowdown was because of the project was the supply chain which has been an issue for many of our projects," said Nolan.
Nolan said FEMA covered 90% of the $700,000 project.
Wednesday the replacement bridge was set in place by crews.
Nolan said the bridge would open to the public by Dec 1.