Brooklyn Daily Eagle
If you're driving to Manhattan this weekend (January 12 and 13), don’t even think about taking the Brooklyn Bridge.
All Manhattan-bound lanes on the bridge will be closed starting at midnight Friday night through 6 a.m. Monday morning so workers can finish reconstructing the bridge's ramps, the Department of Transportation (DOT) says.
The work on the approaches involves lifting out sections of the deck and replacing them panel by panel with precast concrete-filled steel grid deck panels – a method that reduces noise from drilling and jackhammers, according to DOT.
During this 54-hour closure, all Manhattan-bound traffic will be redirected to alternate crossings, including the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge and the (tolled) Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.
Brooklyn-bound traffic onto the bridge from Manhattan will be continue via ramps from Pearl Street and Centre Street, on the “wrong” side of the bridge. In addition, drivers will be able to access the bridge via the Park Row ramp from Frankfort Street – but only from 6 a.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday, and again on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.
To accommodate detoured traffic, additional lanes will be available for Manhattan-bound motorists on the Manhattan Bridge.
NEW YORK (AP) — A crane being towed on a barge has struck scaffolding attached to the underside of New York City's Brooklyn Bridge.