Squibb Bridge is Back!

The blog reported on the demolition of the original Squibb Bridge last October. To the surprise of many, the bridge has been rebuilt and reopened today in what seems record time, and during a pandemic no less. If you’re in the mood for controversy over the reopening, head over to the Gothamist. If you’d rather just mindlessly look at some photos from a jaunt down the new bridge at about 7:30 this evening, here they are.



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  • Cranberry Beret

    Nice photos! Viewing them was a far better use of my mind than reading the comments on Gothamist :)

    BTW, I don’t understand the premise of that article – if the bridge is 9 feet wide (or even 8 feet as some say) – seems to me it’s theoretically possible for two people of average width to walk along the edge on either side, passing in opposite directions, and still be roughly 6 feet apart. I’m not going to go down the rabbit hole of whether 6 feet is enough, or whether walking at the very edge is probable, or whatever…just sayin’, I don’t really get the basic math.

  • Jorale-man

    I read that too and wondered. I gather they were presenting a theoretical situation where someone has to pass someone else. One can take this a little far. If you’re really concerned about health risks, maybe a visit to a busy park isn’t for you. #StayHome

  • Teresa

    The photos are gorgeous. I’ve walked on the bridge the last two days, and the habits of humans are a bigger concern than the width of the bridge. Wear a mask, don’t walk two or three abreast, hug the rails, and we’ll be fine. Not that everyone is doing that…

  • MaggieO

    so i guess the all-powerful residents of PierHouse failed to kill this bridge… i know there was a theory among commenters here that the closures were related more to dissatisfaction among wealthy residents about the presence of the bridge rather than structural problems with the bridge itself…

  • Henry

    That theory doesn’t make sense to me. The bridge is more convenient and pleasant for PierHouse residents.

  • Pierhouse Dad

    That theory is baloney. The bridge was a huge selling point for many as it provided connectivity to BH, a neighborhood that we consider part of our own. And as far as wealth goes, plenty of old money sitting in $10M brownstones in the Heights. The old “class warfare card” is a bit disingenuous in these forums coming from folks in one of the wealthiest zip codes in Brooklyn…

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nPOzGeyaw Arch Stanton

    Like most conspiracy theories, it’s complete BS.

  • MaggieO

    Agreed all, I never subscribed to the theory myself and i don’t actually remember now how much traction it got in this forum but it was peddled here.

  • RD H

    Nonsense. You posted to stir the pot and restart some “haves” vs. “haves some more” drama. Your characterization of “all powerful” is contemptible. Maybe take a break from posting Maggie.

  • MaggieO

    lol. i can admit to stirring the pot. but i can’t tell if your other comments are sarcastic or sincere… ah… the internet.

  • TeddyNYC

    I walked across yesterday and hope everything works out this time.

  • Michael Rock

    I walked on it yesterday after the rain and it was a bit slippery. Be careful if it’s wet.