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The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, and a New York City Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed. It was originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge, but it was later dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge, a name coming from an earlier January 25, 1867, letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and formally so named by the city government in 1915.
The NYC DOT Division of Bridges previously announced that the milling and paving that commenced in April will extend until the end of June. Weather conditions impacted the schedule, but the contractor is moving ahead to complete the operation by the end of the month. Milling and paving is a process to improve the condition of the bridge’s deck. The deck is milled to create a flat surface and a micro-surfacing technique is used to repave the deck with a thin and durable layer that doesn’t add excessive weight to the structure. As of now, all three Manhattan-bound lanes have been milled. Approximately, 25 percent of the Brooklyn-bound lanes have also been milled. Paving on both directions is expected to be completed in the following weeks ahead of the July 4th holiday. NYCDOT is mindful of the NYC Noise Code and all work is being performed within a DEP-approved Alternative Noise Mitigation Plan. To the extent possible, work is scheduled during daytime hours to reduce construction impacts however work also needs to continue at night to complete this important improvement to the bridge riding surface. We appreciate the public’s understanding. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Brooklyn Bridge Notice: The NYC DOT Division of Bridges has extended milling and paving work on the Brooklyn Bridge according to the schedule below. Daytime Monday–Friday, 6/5-6/30: Brooklyn-bound, single-lane closure 10AM– 3PM At least one lane will be maintained. Nighttime Monday–Friday, 6/5-6/30: Double-lane closures in either direction One lane closed 10PM–6AM Two lanes closed 11PM–6AM These localized roadway repairs began in April and will continue through the end of June. Lane closures are required in both directions. Daytime repairs will take place between the hours of 10AM and 3PM. Nighttime repairs will take place between the hours of 10PM and 6AM.