Senior’s Makeover

It’s definitely Spring and April showers already brought Flowers to us. Just as the city brings a not-so-extreme makeover to a senior city staple. Brooklyn Bridge, at 125 years old, is getting a little fixer-upper. According to Metro, The Department of Transportation is about to begin a series of projects to freshen up Roebling’s bridge structurally, and give it a cosmetic touch-up. Cracks on the ramps leading to and from the bridge will be repaired between 2009 and 2014 and their supports will be strengthened. The ramp from the eastern side of the bridge to the FDR will also be widened to two lanes to ease traffic. The Bridge’s block arches-weakened by salt and water-will be reinforced to make them more earthquake resistant. The bridge will also be painted a light beige coffee color, to restore the original appearance of the span.


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