Sidewalk Shed in New York
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Sidewalk sheds are temporary constructs designed to protect people or goods from the elements. When erecting a structure that is more than 40 feet tall, dismantling a structure that is more than 25 feet tall, or when hazard warrants this form of protection, property owners must install a shed.
Once the building, demolition, or cleanup work is completed, sidewalk shelters must be removed promptly.
We provide overhead protection for the sidewalk in Yonkers, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, White Plains, New Jersey and other major areas of NYC and Westchester County. General contractors or building owners can rent sidewalk bridges, scaffolding, temporary pedestrian walkways, safety netting, and sidewalk shed protection from us. We only use OSHA-compliant planks. And for Sidewalk Bridge cost, requirement and protection do contact us.
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Approvals and Permits
Sidewalk shelters are not permitted to be erected without prior consent and work permits from the department. Owners may, however, erect a shed and file a permit application within 24 hours if there is an imminent threat to their safety.
Before the Department of Buildings authorizes the work permit, other City authorities may need to approve the shed.
For example, the NYC Department of Transportation’s Office of Construction Mitigation and Coordination needs a Building Operation Permit for sidewalk shelters that must extend into the roadway.