For a while, it looked like budget cutbacks would eliminate the pedestrian bridge planned to connect Brooklyn Heights's tiny Squibb Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park. But a $4.9 million cash infusion from the city last year made the bridge possible again?which meant that structural engineer Ted Zoli could go off and design the thing, set to open next summer. Popular Mechanics has a few renderings, plus some details on exactly how the 120-foot bridge will bypass, for example, the buildings that stand between the two parks: "The bridge will zigzag gracefully through a clutch of tall oaks, between buildings and over a street, descending 30 feet in elevation from its starting point to its endpoint in Brooklyn Bridge Park." While allowing pedestrians to feel like they're trekking through the jungle.
· Squibb Park Bridge Brooklyn NY [Popular Mechanics]
· Squibb Park coverage [Curbed]