The new $5 million pedestrian bridge that links Brooklyn Bridge Park with the Brooklyn Heights Promenade has been closed since August 11, but it’s expected to reopen by the end of the month. Gothamist and the Daily News reported that the bridge’s wooden walkway had started to warp, and engineers need to adjust the cable tensions. Structural engineer Ted Zoli designed Squibb Park Bridge, which is made out of 100,000 pounds of black locust timber, bronze and galvanized steel. It first opened in March 2013.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. had originally claimed it closed the bridge because of excavation at the Pierhouse condos underneath. Until it reopens, pedestrians have to walk through the whole park to get to Brooklyn Heights. Squibb Park, which sits underneath the bridge, is closed as well.