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The plan to replace the Squibb Bridge with a prefabricated steel bridge is expected to take until summer 2020. Rendering courtesy of Arup

Brooklyn Bridge Park presents Squibb Bridge reconstruction plan to CB2

April 16 | Lore Croghan

Building a new Squibb Bridge from scratch makes sense in terms of dollars and cents — even if initially it will be more expensive than retrofitting the damaged wooden span. This is what Eric Landau, the president of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, told Community Board 2 members on Monday night. Knocking down the existing wood […]

The 450-foot bridge presents some great views of the Manhattan skyline. Rendering courtesy of Arup

New metal Squibb Bridge design to be presented at CB2

April 15 | Mary Frost

A new, metal Squibb Bridge is on its way to Brooklyn Heights. Brooklyn Bridge Park President Eric Landau will be presenting at a Community Board 2 committee meeting tonight new plans for the long-troubled bridge, which connects Brooklyn Heights to the park — when it’s actually in operation. The once-popular 450-foot-long wooden bridge will be […]

The BQE rehab: All seven plans, explained

April 15 | Mary Frost

A section of the BQE from Sands Street to Atlantic Avenue is so decrepit it needs to be replaced before 2026, or tens of thousands of trucks daily will be rerouted through Brooklyn’s residential streets. This 1.5-mile section of interstate runs along the two lower levels of the triple cantilever supporting the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. […]