According to the Eagle, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation “aims to have the bridge back in operation by late spring.” The bridge, locally known as “the bouncy bridge,” was taken out of service last August after some supports were found to be loose and the portion of the bridge nearest Squibb Park developed a list to the south. The Eagle story reports that repairs are estimated to cost $700,000; a figure that, along with the projected late spring re-opening, have been reported earlier.
The story further reports that the BBPC President Regina Myer has said the corporation will “pursue recovery of these costs from any responsible parties” and will provide a public report on the cause of the bridge’s problem in the future. State Senator Daniel Squadron, Borough President Eric Adams, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, and Councilmember Stephen Levin had earlier urged the BBPC to pursue cost remediation and give a report to the public.
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