Honchos overseeing Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday hired an architect to design a long-awaited pedestrian bridge over Furman Street to connect the park’s Pier 1 with nearby Squibb Park, according to the New York Post.
The city’s Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. approved a $445,148 contract with HNTB New York Engineering & Architecture, which has extensive experience in designing and the engineering of pedestrian bridges.
Construction on the $4 million bridge is set to begin next summer and possibly be complete in 2012. It is being paid for with capital funds secured by Borough President Marty Markowitz and Councilman Steve Levin.
This pedestrian bridge will connect Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1 to the western edge of Squibb Park off Middagh Street, allowing easier access from Brooklyn Heights and the A/C and 2/3 subway stations to Pier 1’s pathways and main promenade.
New York Post The Brooklyn Blog - November 18, 2010 - By Rich Calder