WATKINS GLEN, NY (WENY) - The pedestrian bridge near the Franklin Street entrance to the Watkins Glen State Park Gorge Trail will be closed for renovation this season.

A temporary bridge will be installed in the coming weeks so that people can access the gorge for the summer.

The gorge trail will open by Memorial Day weekend, but visitors may need to use other points of entry until the temporary bridge is installed. A recent inspection of the bridge found that erosion of the native stone has compromised the integrity of the bridge.

New York State Parks is moving forward with engineering and design to repair or replace the bridge.

The timeline has not been determined.