If you go to Riverworks for drinking, kayaking, or attending an event, you’ll want to know that there’s a whole new way to get to the venue that you must take.
For the next few months at least, the popular way to get to the popular Buffalo venue on Gunson Street was to cross the lift bridge on Michigan Avenue, but for the summer, the Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets is closed. Lower it. This time, the crew will work on the cables of the bridge.
Pedestrians and vehicles are closed for repairs. The closure was scheduled to take place before Memorial Day, but was postponed by a week to allow for weekend travel during busy seasons.
As you might imagine, Riverworks isn’t thrilled with its ongoing work, especially during the busy summer months.
How much does bridge repair cost?
The $800,000 Michigan Avenue Lift Bridge project, with federal, state, and local funding from the Transportation Improvement Program, will restore concrete abutments, replace wooden fenders, and repair wooden dolphins. .
Did you know that Riverworks is actually on an island?
It was called Kerry Island. There are actually several businesses, including Riverworks, General Mills’ production facility, Wonder Coffeehouse, and Grand Lady Cruises.
Here’s why it’s called the Kerry Island of Buffalo
Kelly was the surname of two brothers who owned the island many years ago. The brothers were settlers and leaders of Cleveland. They settled in Cleveland before purchasing the island of Buffalo, New York.
What about Gunson Street? What was Gunson Street named after?
Ganson Street is named after Congressman John Ganson, whose family is from New York, NY. He graduated from Harvard University at age 19.
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