Jersey City Officials Dedicate New Footbridge Linking Downtown Jersey City with Liberty State Park

 “Ethel Pesin Liberty Footbridge.”dedicated in the honor of  matron of Liberty State Park.

Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy and Mayor -elect Steve Fulop with Jersey City Council members and members of Morris and Ethel Pesin's family at dedication of Footbridge.
Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy and Mayor -elect Steve Fulop with Jersey City Council members and members of Morris and Ethel Pesin’s family at dedication of Footbridge.

JERSEY CITY Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy,Mayor- elect Steve Fulop, members of the Municipal Council, and other city officials  joined with  community members for a dedication ceremony for the newly installed Jersey Avenue pedestrian bridge that links downtown Jersey City with Liberty State Park and which was washed out during Hurricane Sandy.

The bridge will be dedicated in the honor of Ethel Pesin, matron of Liberty State Park.

The dedication  took place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at Jersey Avenue and Mill Creek.

The ceremony  served to officially dedicate the bridge as the “Ethel Pesin Liberty Footbridge.”

Photo by Alton O’Neill

A community leader and founding trustee of the Friends of Liberty State Park, Ethel Pesin – who

passed away earlier this year – and her husband Morris, were the driving forces behind the creation of

Liberty State Park.

The new bridge, which provides vital pedestrian and cyclist access into and out of Liberty State Park,

cost approximately $800,000 for construction and installation. The City has applied to FEMA for

reimbursement of 75 percent of the costs.

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