The newest pedestrian and cyclist gateway to the Village of Brewster has officially been reopened. The Morningthorpe Avenue Bridge, a 126-year old structure, was rehabilitated through a $2.6 million renovation. Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell says this will help make the community more walkable, provide healthy recreation opportunities and bring people to village parks, the Metro-North train station and Brewster’s Main Street shopping district. The bridge runs from Route 22 to Railroad Avenue and crosses over the Croton River. The New York Department of Transportation told Putnam County to close the bridge to pedestrian traffic in 2013 because of a danger it could collapse into the reservoir. Putnam County had to remove the old bridge, but discovered a federal grant opportunity to create a pedestrian walkway. The grant covered 80% of the cost.