Four Years, $508 Million

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 02:35 PM

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.

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

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About The Brooklyn Bridge Project

A massive renovation of the Brooklyn Bridge is underway.  Completing it will take at least four years, $508 million, and hundreds of workers; watching how the work progresses and the money is spent takes YOUShare your Brooklyn Bridge story by calling (646) 450-1883 or email us at


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