NYC footbridge closed for bouncing too much

Oct 4, 2014 10:35 AM by News Staff

NEW YORK (AP) - A pedestrian bridge in Brooklyn has had to be shut down because it's too bouncy.

The zigzagging, 450-foot bridge connecting the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood to Brooklyn Bridge Park will be closed until spring.

The bridge opened in the spring of last year and was intended to bounce gently. But the motion has become more pronounced over time.

The bridge was closed for repairs in August. The New York Times reports ( ) that park officials announced Friday that the bridge would remain closed while engineers study the problem.

The Squibb Park Bridge cost $5 million. It was a long-awaited addition to Brooklyn Heights.

The president of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation says park officials "need to fully understand the bridge."

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