Squibb Park Bridge Repaired and Ready to Reopen!

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Closed for repairs longer than it was ever open, the Squibb Park Bridge has been fixed, and is on the verge of bouncing back into action.

Brooklyn Bridge Park officials walked across the bridge Wednesday, and is waiting for the city to issue an official notice of completion for the repair work, the Brooklyn Paper reported.

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The fun, bouncy bridge connects Brooklyn Bridge Park and the East River waterfront to Brooklyn Heights. It debuted in 2013, but closed in 2014 after reports the bridge was too bouncy. It’s been closed since then.

The bridge was controversial because of its cost — $4.1 million, according to the New York Times — and its failure.

Brooklyn Bridge Park sued the creator of the bridge for $6 million in 2016, citing a faulty design.

[Source: Brooklyn Paper]

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