Wild video captured on a heaving New York City bridge during 60 m.p.h. winds will make you glad to be on solid ground.
The now-viral video was captured on November 30, 2020, on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York as the structure was closed to traffic due to severe weather conditions.
While the video is unnerving, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) says that the suspension bridge is functioning as designed in the video and that there are no safety concerns.
“Suspension bridges — particularly the longest span in North America — are engineered to be flexible and any movements on the bridge were within its safety standards. The MTA’s weather event safety protocols were activated early and worked as designed with no structural damage, no major vehicular accidents and no injuries resulting from Monday’s high winds.” said an MTA spokesperson.
Check out the video clip below.