Pier collapse on Sinatra Drive

Sinatra Drive Pier continues to sink

As discussed in Wednesdays Council Meeting, here’s the current state of the crumbling pier on Sinatra Drive.

Read more about the collapse that sent vehicles plunging into the Hudson last October, and see additional pictures below.

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10/17/06 Update:

Here’s a picture taken by the owner of the sunken car. See more pix on their live journal weblog HERE.
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10/16/06:
This morning, a little after 1:00am, it was reported that the pier in which the Steven Institute uses as a parking lot began collapsing.

One car was confirmed in the water, and three or four others teetering on the edge.

NY State Police harbor patrol has just arrived on scene, and many Hoboken Fire and Police units responded as well. They’re currently waiting for a Stevens Tech engineer to arrive on the scene to determine the integrity of the pier and whether further damage may occur. I do find it ironic that a property owned by some of the worlds best engineers had structural issues. But thankfully no one got hurt.
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43 Comments on "Pier collapse on Sinatra Drive"


Member
8 years 10 months ago

I’m not surprised. That lot has been on a slow descent into the river for years. It has gotten particularly bad over the past few months, to the point where have had to barricade portions of it off. I feel bad for whoever’s car ended up in the drink, but then again I wouldn’t have parked anywhere near the river side…

It’s definitely an embarrassment to those associated with the school (myself included) that they can’t get someone to properly fix it.

Member
8 years 10 months ago

This sounds like “AN AREA IN NEED OF REDEVELOPMENT.”

Maybe, the Mayor will have Fred Bado introduce a resolution at city council to make the delapidated pier another redevelopment zone.

Member
8 years 10 months ago

More to come: there are two spots on the new walkway, one by the soccer field, the second just north of the Stevens parking lot, that are both collapsing. This on relatively new construction, no doubt done on the cheap.

Member
8 years 10 months ago

New walkway up on 14th? Where? I was out there yesterday and everything looked fine…one of the piers (that’s fenced off) is collapsing, but that’s the only thing that looks like it’s in danger.

Member
8 years 10 months ago

[quote comment=”4644″]New walkway up on 14th? Where? I was out there yesterday and everything looked fine…one of the piers (that’s fenced off) is collapsing, but that’s the only thing that looks like it’s in danger.[/quote]

emarche – the collapse is by Stevens Institute – just north of the 6th street steps that lead up to Stevens.