Monday, August 5, 2013

Squibb Park Bridge: A Bounce in Your Step at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park and the nearby Brooklyn Heights Promenade both offer some of the best views of Lower Manhattan and, of course, the Brooklyn Bridge.

But although they sit practically next to each other, it's not as easy as a hop, skip and a jump to get from one to another. The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway bisects them -- the promenade is above and to the east, while the park is below and to the west, right along the East River.

My favorite way to get from the promenade to the park is over Squibb Park Bridge. It isn't as dramatic as the nearby Brooklyn Bridge, but Squibb has something its sibling doesn't: a bigger bounce.

"The bridge was designed with trail bridge technology and is meant to be lightweight and flexible like the trail bridges in our state and national parks," according to the Brooklyn Bridge Park's website.

If you're prone to motion sickness, beware. A few steps is nearly enough to make you seasick.

I like the feeling, however. And although Squibb Park Bridge probably doesn't warrant a special trip, it's worth a stroll if you're in the area and want a good view of that other bridge.

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