According to a "Special Roosevelt Island Bridge Advisory" issued this morning at 10:00 am by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation the Roosevelt Island Bridge is currently out of service for the second time in one week.
The notice states:
The Roosevelt Island Bridge is experiencing mechanical difficulties. NYCDOT is aware of the problem and is affecting a remedy to the problem. FDNY Emergency Standby units are in place on the island. The Roosevelt Island Tramway has cancelled scheduled maintenance and will be running at rush hour schedule through the duration of the bridge outage.
Watch for updates as we receive them.
Update: 10:50 am
According to a representative at RIOC, there is pedestrian access across the bridge as the bridge is stuck open, like Friday night, by only 6 to 12 inches. I am surprised that NYC DOT would allow access for fear of the bridge suddenly dropping into its standard position and causing any pedestrians to lose their balance.