Just like the rest of us, the New York Times wonders just what the heck is going on with the bridge from Columbia Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park. For the third time since last fall, the Times takes on the story.
When it opened in the spring of 2013, the bridge, based on catwalks found in state parks, was hailed for its innovative design, which let the walkway bounce slightly as pedestrians used it as a shortcut down to the 1.3-mile-long park along the East River waterfront.
But by August of last year, park officials said that the bridge was moving too much, and abruptly shut it down.
At the time, officials of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, which operates the park, said the closing was temporary, so that engineers could fix the problem.
In October, they said it would remain shut until spring for more extensive repairs.
In May, the corporation, which had commissioned a prominent engineer, Ted Zoli, to design the 400-foot wooden bridge, said repair work was nearing completion and forecast a “late spring” reopening. Park officials said the bridge suffered from a “misalignment” issue, according to Belinda Cape, a spokeswoman for the park corporation.
Now, late spring has turned to high summer, and the bridge remains closed.
The article doesn’t tell us what we most want to know–when the damn thing will be re-opened–but at least the local paper of record isn’t letting this go unobserved.
Read the whole story.