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Squibb Park 'Bouncy' Bridge

Photos 

Squibb Park 'Bouncy' Bridge

looking east

Photo taken by Branden Kayko for AN

View this photo at archpaper.com

BH Photo #455909

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Other deck truss bridge over Furman Street on Pedestrian path
Location
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Status
Demolished
Future prospects
New bridge opened May 2020 to replace this demolished bridge.
History
Built 2013. Closed twice due to excessive bouncing; demolished 2019; newbridge opened May 2020
Design
Other deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.70086, -73.99600   (decimal degrees)
40°42'03" N, 73°59'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/584819/4506034 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Brooklyn, New York (16)
Built 2013 (44)
Built during 2010s (389)
Deck truss (1,659)
Have street view (26,083)
Kings County, New York (66)
Lost (23,398)
Lost 2019 (100)
Lost during 2010s (3,040)
Modern (2,252)
New York (4,004)
Other deck truss (17)
Owned by city (5,113)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,073)
Truss (31,937)

Update Log 

  • May 7, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 27, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 25, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 7, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Wikipedia - Squibb Park Bridge Wikipedia page

Comments 

Squibb Park 'Bouncy' Bridge
Posted October 31, 2019, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice article in the New York Times about the demise of this bridge. Article provides quite a bit of its history.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/29/nyregion/squibb-bridge-br...