Squibb Bridge—which connects the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood to Brooklyn Bridge Park for pedestrians—is reopening tomorrow, May 4 at 9am after seven months of construction.
And about almost two years since it was first closed (you can see the full timeline here). The original Squibb Bridge was made out of wood, which caused issues since high moisture levels compromised its integrity. The leaders of the Brooklyn Bridge Park decided in December of 2018 that they would be fully replacing it with a steel and aluminum bridge that would hopefully encounter less problems.
The original bridge was demolished in October of 2019, and over the following months concrete supports were prepared and the replacement bridge was installed. They anticipated it would open in Summer 2020, and now the day is finally here.
“All of us at Brooklyn Bridge Park are excited that Squibb Bridge will once again provide vital access from Brooklyn Heights into the Park, via Squibb Park, which will also re-open on Monday,” they stated on their website.
Of course they’ve noted: “When in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and on Squibb Bridge, practice social distancing, keep six feet away from others, and wear a face covering.”
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