Squibb Park Bridge has been in the works for nearly three years, and the $5 million wooden footbridge is finally nearing completion. Brooklyn Heights Blog has some new construction shots showing the progress on the bridge, which will directly connect Squibb Park with Brooklyn Bridge Park. Squibb Park is connected to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade by a paved ramp, and the new bridge spans Furman Street to create a more direct connection between the waterfront and the Heights.
Designed by Ted Zoli, the 396-foot-long bridge is made from rot-resistant black locust wood and galvanized steel cables. Safety railings will rise 42 inches on either side, but city views will not be obstructed, as a metal mesh will be used rather than something solid. BHB reports that an official opening will take place some time in March. Click through for more photos.
· New Pics of Squibb Park Bridge: Almost Complete [BHB]
· Squibb Park Bridge [official]
· Squibb Park Bridge coverage [Curbed]