Summer must be around the corner because today is the big day for Coney Island residents. The footbridge is coming out!

The bridge is installed every winter so residents have a way of getting on and off the island while the water is frozen.

The bridge will be removed this morning around 8 o'clock weather permitting. If not, the bridge will be removed tomorrow.

City crews will simply release the bridge from its ties and then float it down the lake in one piece to its summer storage place.

For more information:
Coney Island bridge removal
Coney Island footbridge breaks free