This just in from the folks doing the rehabilitation of Brooklyn Bridge:
1. The erection of the paint removal containment unit at the Franklin Square Arch over Pearl Street in Manhattan is complete. Blasting is expected to begin this week.
2. The promenade will remain open throughout all phases of construction. In order to fully enclose railings and other components however, the paint removal containment units will reduce the width of the path by 1.5 feet on each side and be from 600 to 1000 feet long. For the safety of all bridge users, cyclists will be directed to dismount and walk through the work zone. As work progresses the units will move across the bridge until the project is complete.