NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — City Island residents got a last chance to walk over their beloved 114-year-old bridge on Friday.

Many, like Mary Delaney told 1010 WINS’ Samantha Liebman that they’ll miss its charm, right down to the sign that welcomed visitors.

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“If they could have just kept a little bit of the beauty of the old bridge,” she said.

The new bridge will be 17-ft wider and will include a bike lane. It comes after a 20 year fight over its design.

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Now, residents are worried about a temporary bridge built next to it after a partial collapse during its paving.

“I’m just, you know not sure about how it’s going to handle the traffic up here in peak season,” Judy Rowe said.

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Officials said the temporary bridge is sound. Besides boating it will be the only way on and off of the island until the new bridge is completed in early 2017.