Brooklyn Paper reported today that just in time for spring, the Squibb Park Bridge will re-open.
Repairs on the long-shuttered, trampoline-like walkway that connects the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to the Brooklyn Bridge Park are finally finished, and park officials say they are just waiting on the paperwork so it can reopen, according to a rep for waterfront meadow.
The bridge has been closed since August 2014 after it was determined than a flawed design caused the bridge, which is a shortcut from Columbia Heights over the BQE into Brooklyn Bridge Park, to be unsafe. It was open for a year and half before the damage was discovered.
Fans of the bridge’s bounciness may be disappointed to learn that the repaired bridge will be “a lot less bouncy.”
And some readers and commenters of this blog, displeased by the foot traffic to the bridge, will also no doubt be dismayed at the imminent re-opening. According to Brooklyn Paper, Brendan Rees will not be among them.
“That bridge would change my life, “ said Rees. “It did when it was open.”
Read the full report at Brooklyn Paper.