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“Bouncy Bridge” Closed Again

If you’ve walked by the entrance to Squibb Park on Columbia Heights or along the pedestrian and bike walkway that parallels Pier One in Brooklyn Bridge Park (which is where your correspondent got the photo) anytime since Friday you’ve probably noticed that the Squibb Park, or “Bouncy” pedestrian bridge has been closed again. Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Welcome back to Squibb Park Bridge

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 […]

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Squibb Bridge Repairs May Top $3 Million

According to Brooklyn Paper, the Squibb Bridge saga continues…this time to the tune of a few more million. The paper reported on Friday that the board of Brooklyn Bridge Park voted to authorize $3.12 million to repair the bridge, which has been out of commission for exactly two years and two months. The article details the tangled […]

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Electeds Seek Answers On Squibb Bridge, Now Closed One Year

As of August 9th, the Squibb Park Bridge, a.k.a “the Bouncy Bridge” has been closed for one year.  What was billed by Brooklyn Bridge Park as a “unique and vital access point to the park” connecting Brooklyn Heights to Pier 1 has been, as reported by the New York Times in July, closed longer than […]

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The Times Checks In On Squibb Park Bridge

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 […]

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Work Underway On Squibb Park Bridge

We still don’t know exactly what’s wrong with Squibb Park Bridge, the fancy, new, bouncy pedestrian footbridge that’s been closed for the past seven months pending a $700,000 repair job, but we do know this much: the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBP) is working on it. Earlier this afternoon (03/18), your eyes-on-the-ground observed two workers in bright vests conducting what […]

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Squibb Park Footbridge Repairs Will Cost $700K, Truth To Cost More

Whatever structural engineering issues are keeping the fancy $5 million Squibb Park Bridge (aka “Bouncy Bridge”) closed until spring must be pretty serious: repairing the distinctively bouncy pedestrian footbridge that failed after only a year will cost about $700,000, and it’s unclear when if ever the public will find out what exactly went wrong. That’s the […]

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Bad News for Squibb Park Bridge: Will Not Reopen Until Spring 2015

If you were cynical about the fate of Squibb Park Bridge, you were right.

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Squibb Park Bridge Needs Repairs – Will Re-Open In 2-3 Weeks

Many BHB readers have asked about Squibb Park Bridge, which has been closed – ostensibly due to the construction of the Pierhouse – for the last few weeks. Now comes word from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Belinda Cape that there’s another issue as well:

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So How Do People Feel About Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Bouncy Bridge?

The Brooklyn Eagle took time to survey folks – tourists and Brooklynites – on their thoughts about the Squibb Bridge aka ‘Bouncy Bridge’ (and we thought preschooler Fink was the only who called it that, silly Homer!).

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