MTA Press Releases

Press Release
November 1, 2019
RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Full Closures for Scheduled Testing
No Closures on Weekends

Full closures of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span are scheduled during weekday early morning hours from Tuesday, November 5, through Friday morning November 22, from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. for testing of the lifting mechanism of the bridge. There will be no closures on weekends.

Signage will be in place to guide motorists to the detour, but motorists should allow for additional travel time or consider an alternate route.

Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage or Facebook page for the latest information on this planned work.