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New Design For Squibb Park Bridge; Steel Not Wood

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The Brooklyn Paper reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park honchos have revealed plans for a replacement for the twice cursed Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge (photo, C. Scales for BHB), AKA the “Bouncy Bridge,” that allowed access from Columbia Heights above Squibb Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The new design will be close to the old, but replaces wooden slats with steel ones. It comes at an estimated cost of $6.5 million.

Tip o’ the hat to Brooklyn Paper scribe Kevin Duggan (wonder if he’s kin to my late Bells of Hell/Lion’s Head pal and distinguished journalist Dennis Duggan) for including a reference to one of my favorite bands in his headline.

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