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Emergency Pothole Repair to Close Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Today Through Saturday

This in from Brooklyn Bridge Outreach: Due to the effects of continuing winter storms on the Brooklyn Bridge roadways, emergency resurfacing work begins this week. 11 PM-6AM Wed & Thurs, and 12AM to 6PM Sat, all Manhattan-bound traffic will be detoured to other crossings. The contraflow operation will be in effect, and all Brooklyn-bound traffic […]

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Update on Brooklyn Bridge Rehab

This in from the folks doing the Brooklyn Bridge rehab (this time it applies to pedestrians and bicyclists): The New York City Department of Transportation is currently rehabilitating the Brooklyn Bridge. Several work zones are contained within the protective shield lining the bicycle and pedestrian promenade. Due to the presence of the protective sheds around […]

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Brooklyn Bridge On-Ramp Closures, Manhattan Side

Starting next Monday, November 1, at 1:00 a.m. and continuing Monday through Saturday, 1:00 to 6:00 a.m. for approximately three weeks, the Centre Street (from uptown) and Park Row (from downtown) entry ramps to the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed for repair work. During these hours, all Brooklyn-bound traffic will be diverted to the Pearl […]

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Cabbies Refusing Brooklyn Fares?

There’s speculation that cab drivers are refusing Manhattan to Brooklyn trips, possibly because of traffic delays caused by work on the Brooklyn Bridge. Gothamist: Have you been having trouble getting a taxi from Manhattan to Brooklyn recently? The Post has, and if the Post has a problem, them everyone must be having a problem. They […]

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Hardhats On High, Brooklyn Bridge

We noted earlier that, during October, technicians would be examining the stones and mortar joints on the two towers of the Brooklyn Bridge. These two were giving part of the west tower a close look on Thursday, October 14.

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Brooklyn Bridge Rehab Update: Some Good News

Closure of Manhattan-bound lanes at night will continue through this coming Sunday, September 26, but after that, there will be no night lane closures until further notice. In other words, starting Monday, September 27, traffic will flow in both directions on the Brooklyn Bridge 24 hours a day (although single lanes may be closed occasionally […]

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Latest on Brooklyn Bridge Lane Closures

This just in from the folks at the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation Project (“contraflow” means the re-routing of eastbound, or Brooklyn-bound, traffic onto the north–normally Manhattan-bound–side of the Bridge) : Friday, September 17th [and early morning Saturday, September 18] will be the last eastbound contraflow operation for approximately three weeks. Ongoing work will occur on two […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Rehab Update: No Lane Closings This Weekend

This in from the folks at Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation: Over the upcoming long weekend, the Brooklyn Bridge will not be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic, or operating Brooklyn-bound detours between the hours of 6 am on Friday, September 3 through to 11 pm on Tuesday, September 7. In addition, a special construction embargo is in effect […]

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Further News on Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation

This just in from the folks doing the rehabilitation of Brooklyn Bridge: 1. The erection of the paint removal containment unit at the Franklin Square Arch over Pearl Street in Manhattan is complete. Blasting is expected to begin this week. 2. The promenade will remain open throughout all phases of construction. In order to fully […]

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Update on Brooklyn Bridge Work: Why It’s Taking So Long

In response to my earlier post giving a schedule of closures of the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan-bound auto traffic over the next four years to accommodate repair and repainting work, several readers asked: Why not just shut the Bridge down completely and get the job done in a few months’ time? A bit of research […]

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