The saga might continue, but the bridge as a path to Brooklyn Bridge Park won’t…not for the foreseeable future.
As reported in Brooklyn Paper, the minor problem that led to the bridge being closed in July is, in fact, “a far bigger structural flaw.”
This comes, of course, after $3 million in repairs after the bridge was found to be structurally faulty not longer after it opened in 2013.
The more extensive problems were discovered by the firm that undertook the lengthy repairs the last time the bridge was closed for safety reasons.
The problem, according to Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation head Eric Landau, is “higher than expected moisture level.”
There is no timetable for the current repairs to be completed and the bridge re-opened.
As the Brooklyn Paper points out, the bridge has now been closed longer than it’s been open.
As always, read the original story for details and to support local journalism–and not just because one of my BHB comments is included in the story. Nice to know that our BP colleagues read us, too!