New York City will close all bridges this evening at 7 p.m. in the face of Hurricane Sandy. The bridges were expected to stay open on the condition that winds remained below 60 mph, but with gusts rising to 85 mph, the city has made the call to seal them off.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 29, 2012
— βετh (@feverspell) October 29, 2012
— Tina Cervasio (@TinaCervasio) October 29, 2012
We don’t think a spoiler warning is needed here; even the trailers for “The Dark Knight Rises” showed all of the bridges in and out of Gotham City being blown up by evil mastermind Bane, completely sealing off the city. The lockdown of New York City has reminded more than a few people of that fictional scenario.
They just closed all the bridges and tunnels…suddenly, I feel like we are Gotham in "The Dark Knight Rises"
— Hunter Foster (@Hunter_Foster) October 29, 2012
— Burnessie (@charliejburness) October 29, 2012
All the bridges are closed. It's like The Dark Knight Rises!!!!!!! Where's batman
— lindsay (@WonderWineWoman) October 29, 2012
All tunnels and bridges into/out of NYC closed. Stage is set for Bane to step out and do his thing.
— Shreyas (@Shre_S) October 29, 2012
They’re closing the bridges in NYC. Now #sandy is going to make rich Gotham citizens walk across the ice, right?
— Cory Chapman (@cmchap) October 29, 2012
When does Bane get here? Just trying to plan my night. RT @NYCMayorsOffice BREAKING: At 7 PM, all four East River bridges will shut down…
— Chris Vespoli (@ChrisVespoli) October 29, 2012
So both tunnels out of the city are closed & bridges are closing tonight. When do I get to meet Bane? #sandy
— The Nerdy Bird (@JillPantozzi) October 29, 2012
OH: NY hasn't been shut down like this since Bane took over the city and started driving a nuclear reactor around in an armored vehicle.
— Octavian Costache (@okvivi) October 29, 2012
If Christopher Nolan taught us anything people, it's this. Sandy is just a diversion. We must find Bane.
— Brad King (@thebradking) October 29, 2012
Super-Mayor Cory Booker, where are you?