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PHOTOS: Bouncy, Zig-Zagging Squibb Park Bridge is NYC’s Funnest Pedestrian Bridge

by , 04/11/13
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Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge opened a few weeks ago in March, just in time for spring. The $5 million bridge was built out of 100,000 pounds of black locust timber, a species that was originally used for ship masts hundreds of years ago.

While you might feel a little bounce as you’re traversing the bridge, it’s important to stress that this is certainly no rickety Indiana Jones vine job. Black locust timber is resistant to rotting (which is probably why it has traditionally been used in shipbuilding), and is also considered a sustainable alternative to other woods.

If you’re in the Brooklyn Heights/Brooklyn Bridge Park area, we highly recommend that you check out the bridge for yourself. And be sure to let us know in comments what you thought about the bounce.

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  1. Robert Mullane III April 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    One of the best things about NYC is the larger-vision to allow new things to find fruition! This bridge will help real people find an easier way to get from ‘here to there’! Thanks a million, NYC!!
    I can’t wait to walk the zig-zag bridge!
    Surprised, ‘Robert T.3′