Landmarks Preservation Commission approves Brooklyn Bridge archway renovations
The city Department of Transportation plans to renovate the underbelly of the famous Brooklyn Bridge.
The agency hopes to start next June on a major overhaul of the Italian Renaissance-style arches that are important architectural features of the approach to the bridge in Lower Manhattan.
Originally, the arches below the famous bridge were open voids. Decades after the bridge’s 1883 debut, the archways were filled in with brick, which has deteriorated.