Why Kennedy Bridge construction was slowed, not sped up, as the country braces for an outbreak
By JEFF SOPHYTOUAPIS By | November 1, 2018 07:02:20AM EDTThe construction of the Kennedy Bridge on the east side of Manhattan was delayed by a day when the country experienced its worst Ebola outbreak since the virus began in 1976, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The bridge, the world’s longest bridge and one of the world.s busiest, is due to open to traffic on Friday, the Coast Guard said on its website.
The Coast Guard is not releasing any additional information about the bridge’s progress.
But it said the first two weeks of construction in Manhattan was slowed due to the outbreak.
The country has not had a new case of Ebola since March.
More than 3,800 people have died in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin and California.
A new death toll has now surpassed 9,300.
The latest death toll from the disease has risen to 14,700, according the World Health Organization.