Pedestrian Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park Closed Until Spring 2015

On Friday Brooklyn Bridge Park officials said that Squibb Park Bridge, which connects Pier 1 with Columbia Heights street in Brooklyn Heights will remain closed until the spring 2015. The bridge is designed to be lightweight and flexible. But “the subtle bounce — part of the design — became more pronounced, then worrisome” wrote the New York Times.

“At this point, because of the movement we notice, it would be overly optimistic to say we could solve this in two to three weeks,” said Regina Myer, president of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, the nonprofit group that oversees development and operations there.

“We need to fully understand the bridge,” she said, “and we want the public to know that we are really erring on the side of caution.”

The bridge opened in March 2013 but the park’s staff “reported unusual movement of the bridge.” Parks officials assure the public that the bridge’s design was not flawed, saying that whatever was causing the movements would be addressed.

Photo by Toni Tan

Photo by Toni Tan