While piers for the upcoming Squibb Pedestrian Bridge arrived on site and were being installed two weeks ago, now the Brooklyn Bridge Park website shares that the first timber pieces of the suspension bridge have arrived on-site for installation. Each of the two main spans is 122 feet in length, and composed of black locust timber, “an excellent alternative to rainforest hardwoods.”
The bridge—which will connect Brooklyn Bridge Park to Squibb Park, just below Columbia Heights near the path that leads from Middagh Street—will be made of timber with galvanized steel connections, mesh panels and lit handrails, designed to blend in with the context of the existing industrial waterfront. The Squibb Bridge’s underslung suspension design is supported from below, opening views in all directions when crossing into the park. It is slated for completion early this fall.
(Photo: Leigh Trucks, via BBP)