Today was the first time I ran along the Belt Parkway Waterfront since Hurricane Sandy's visit. Days ago, driving on the Belt I could see that some sections of the metal fence were no longer there. Today I got a close-up of the damage, which was extensive. I suppose the wave, water, and wind at some point broke the fence sections and left the fence all mangled. After the hurricane, park personnel would arrive with the proper tools to separate the damaged pieces. Who knows, maybe the hurricane actually snapped the sections off the ground. It was a powerful storm, a superstorm. No wonder the Verrazano Festival, set to run along the very same path and scheduled for November 11, did not happen. Not only the fence missing a few sections, the surface of the road was broken in many places, too. "Collapsed" is the better word to describe some of the road sections. The foot-bridge is closed off and I had to duck under it to get to the other side. Maybe the bridge was not inspected yet so it's safer to fence it off.
Below are just some of the photos I took. Follow the link to see the whole set of photos.