Elevated Subway A Disaster Waiting To Happen
After the fatal bridge collapse in Minneapolis, The Wave ran an editorial about the decaying elevated subway or "El" that runs down the peninsula from Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway to Beach 116 Street in Rockaway Park. The August 10 editorial called the "El" a disaster waiting to happen with "exposed, rusting metal…and large portions of the concrete missing."
If the old saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" is true, then the photos on this page speak thousands of words about the problems along the Rockaway line. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) must address the deficiencies on the line, before people fall through rotted stairs or worse - with the number of people who use the elevated line or ride in vehicles beneath it every day - become victims in a horrible tragedy