Plans for a bridge to connect Brooklyn Heights’ Squibb Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park have finally been confirmed and digital renderings released, according to Popular Mechanics. After uncertainty due to funding cutbacks, a huge cash injection of $4.9 million approved by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and city council members last July made it possible.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. approved a $445,148 contract with HNTB New York Engineering & Architecture. The 396-foot long timber bridge, with two main spans of 120 feet each, has been designed by award-winning structural engineer Ted Zoli. Getting around the barrier of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway proved a challenge; the bridge navigates through oak trees, buildings and goes over Furman street.
In January, The Real Deal reported that officials at Brooklyn Bridge Park were also applying to dock a brand new floating pool at the yet-to-be-built Pier 5 just north of Atlantic Avenue. [Popular Mechanics]