Engineers work to repair footbridge connecting Manhattan Beach to Sheepshead Bay

City officials are working overtime Tuesday night to replace the 70-year-old footbridge connecting Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach that collapsed back in May.

Engineers and construction workers are taking advantage of Tuesday?s low tide to install a brace that will prevent the bulkhead from further collapsing. The bulkhead is what prevents sand from falling into the water.

For now, workers crafted a temporary fix consisting of anchored barges. City officials say the temporary footbridge is safe and there is a security guard on the bridge around the clock.

The city says the new bridge is expected to be finished by November or December.

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