Squibb Park Bridge Bounces Back Wednesday, April 19

Photo by Daryl Lang via Facebook

Brooklyn Bridge Park just announced that it will reopen Squibb Park Bridge this Wednesday, April 19 at 10am.

The bouncy, wooden pedestrian walkway that connects Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 opened to much fanfare in March 2013, but was forced to shut down in August 2014 due to structural problems.

The Park enlisted the engineering firm Arup in January 2016 to “plan and oversee repairs” to the 450-foot-long bridge, a Brooklyn Bridge Park spokesperson said.

Designed by 2009 MacArthur Fellow Ted Zoli, an engineer at HNTB, the bridge zig-zags over the BQE. In 2016, Brooklyn Bridge Park took Zoli and his firm to court in a $6 million law suit over “faulty design,” according to Brownstoner.

The costly repairs to the bridge ran upwards of $3 million, according to Brooklyn Paper.

Squibb Park Bridge will reopen just in time for the Spring/Summer season.

 

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Pamela Wong

Pam is a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn. You can reach her at Pamela@bklyner.com. Tips are always welcome. She also writes about art at arthag.typepad.com.

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