So How Do People Feel About Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Bouncy Bridge?

The Brooklyn Eagle took time to survey folks – tourists and Brooklynites – on their thoughts about the Squibb Bridge aka ‘Bouncy Bridge’ (and we thought preschooler Fink was the only who called it that, silly Homer!).

Brooklyn Eagle: Brooklyn Heights resident Ellis Burrows says although the bridge’s architecture is not necessarily her style, she has grown to use it quite often.

“I think it’s great. Initially I thought that the architecture was a little strange for an urban park– a little too rustic for my taste– but I love the function. We take it as means from the St. George to get to the park, which is what we’re doing right now.”

In general folks love the bridge. How about you?

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  • Brixtony

    My dog and I look forward to walking on it every time. Not sure we will feel the same way when it’s surrounded by apartments.

  • Jorale-man

    It’s nice to avoid the Squib Hill sometimes and take the bridge. I also wonder what it will be like when it’s surrounded by the condo buildings. The views will certainly be less satisfying.

  • Bellabrooklyn74

    My toddler and I love the “Shake Shake bridge” it’s a destination onto itself! I do agree with the previous poster about the apartments…

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    I have a lot of friends that came over to Pier 2 for the Brooklyn Half Marathon pre-party. They all hated the bridge. They called it “creepy bridge” or “old rickety bridge” Most of the also asked “why does it move? What’s the point?”

    I personally love it and before someone new walks on it, I tell them “There is a secret about this bridge. I won’t tell you what it is, you have to find out yourself.”

  • miriamcb

    I like the access the bridge provides, but I have to say, the bounciness can sometimes make me feel nauseated (especially when there are people purposely trying to make it bounce).

  • Daddyo

    Love the bridge. Wish Parks Dept. would make Squibb park more useful, thought — seems like a wasted asset. Looking forward to viewing interior designs and ongoing lives at condos and hotel.

  • David on Middagh

    Love it—I always warn newbies that it’s bouncy—tho’ like the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian lane it is becoming congested. (For the first time the other day I had to navigate around multiple baby-strollers.)

    As Brixtony mentioned, the experience will be very different once the hotel & condo have bracketed it, so I’d go now if I had been meaning to try it out.

  • Joe A

    Do you remember all the naysayers that were against the bridge before it’s construction? Don’t hear much from them anymore do we?

  • stuart

    I guess if we can’t afford a proper bridge, the rickety bridge will do.

  • Ellie

    I recall reading that the design was a reflection of the Brooklyn Bridge – guess the supports look a little like the BB’s towers. I suffer from motion sickness so I mostly walk the hill out of choice.

  • NYcorgi

    I love this bridge!

  • Andrew Porter

    You caught me!

  • Liam

    Love its quirkiness, worry about resonance a la Tacoma bridge ( reminded why many bridges ask marching soldiers to break step)….anyone got a reassurance?