Starting in June, the Department of Transportation (through subcontractors) will embark upon an overhaul of the Brooklyn Bridge—its first in two decades—that is expected to take four years and cost as much as $500 million (at least part of which will come from Federal money). In addition to the arches and suspension wires getting repainted, the ramps, anchorages, joints and railings will all receive major structural repairs. (A 2006 report called the bridge's condition "poor.") Starting in the summer of 2010, Manhattan-bound traffic will be closed every few weekends.
Lanes to Shut for $500 Million Bridge Rehab [NY Post]
Brooklyn Bridge to Go on Hiatus For First Time in 20 Years [Gothamist]
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Brooklyn Bridge Rehab Starting This Summer
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