Squibb Bridge Update

April 29, 2020

We are pleased to announce that construction on Squibb Bridge has been completed, and the new pedestrian bridge will re-open to the public on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9am. All of us at Brooklyn Bridge Park are excited that Squibb Bridge will once again provide vital access from Brooklyn Heights into the Park, via Squibb Park, which will also re-open on Monday.

March 2020

The replacement bridge was successfully installed. Final work is still being completed.

October 25, 2019

Squibb Bridge was successfully demolished and removed. Over the next few months, prep work will take place on the concrete supports to prepare for the installation of the replacement bridge in the springtime. The new bridge will open in summer 2020.

Squibb Park will be temporarily closed during the removal and construction of the replacement of Squibb Bridge.

October 7, 2019

Squibb Bridge will be demolished over the weekend of October 19-20. As a result, a section of Furman Street, between Doughty and Montague Street, will be temporarily closed this weekend as we remove the current Squibb Bridge and begin construction on the replacement. The closure will begin at 10pm Friday evening. The new Squibb Bridge is expected to open to the public in the Summer of 2020.

December 4, 2018

Brooklyn Bridge Park today announced plans to fully replace Squibb Bridge with a traditional steel and aluminum pedestrian bridge, utilizing the existing ground support structures. BBP looks forward to sharing designs of the bridge with the public in the coming months and anticipates its opening in the Summer of 2020.

September 11, 2018

Brooklyn Bridge Park has completed the wood testing on Squibb Park Bridge. The testing has identified additional members of wood with higher than expected moisture levels, which have compromised the condition and quality of the wood. We are working diligently with our engineers to design the appropriate solution to reopen the bridge as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the bridge will need to remain closed during design development, which will determine the associated timeline for repairs. We will continue to provide updates on our progress.

July 31, 2018

After identifying a piece of wood in poor condition during a routine inspection, Brooklyn Bridge Park has installed a preliminary stabilization measure. We are now systematically assessing the condition of the wood across the bridge. This analysis will further inform our plan for repair and the associated timeline. We will continue to provide updates on our progress in the coming weeks.

July 16, 2018

We recently completed a routine inspection of Squibb Bridge, and unfortunately, discovered a piece of wood in poor condition. Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily closed the bridge while our engineers conduct further analysis. This analysis will fully inform the appropriate repair and associated timeline.

Since Squibb Bridge reopened in the Spring of 2017, it has again become a popular and vital access point to Brooklyn Bridge Park, and we are committed to ensuring that it remains one.

We are working closely with our engineers to reopen the bridge as soon as possible and will provide updates. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.


Eric Landau, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park