Four Years, $508 Million

It’s official: Work has begun on the multi-year rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Bridge.

The $508 million contract has been awarded to Carteret, N.J.-based Skanska Koch.  WNYC –and hopefully you, our listeners-- will be following this work as it unfolds.  So this week we took a walk around the bridge’s base on the Manhattan side to see what’s happening.  Here’s what we found.

workers looking at the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan side, near the intersection of Pearl and Frankfort Streets
workers looking at the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan side, near the intersection of Pearl and Frankfort Streets ( all photos by Kate Hinds )
Skanska is setting up machinery
Skanska is setting up machinery
Trees are being boxed off to protect them during overhead work
Trees are being boxed off to protect them during overhead work
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