The Manhattan bike bridge has been closed for the past few weeks for, uh, construction. Posted detour signs are meant to lead cyclists to the pedestrian path on the other side of the bridge, but the barriers blocking the bike way really only serve as obstacles on the route, rather ineffective at actually deterring/detouring cyclists.
Once on this pseudo-closed passage, you learn that there is not actually any construction occurring–at least none yet. Instead, what you find is a series of plastic barrels that are lined along the fencing and narrowing a path that never was wide by any measure.
I guess that’s NYC’s version of a detour.