NEW YORK – Department of Transportation (DOT) submitted plans to the Landmark Preservation Commission calling for alterations to the Brooklyn Bridge. The designs call for a renovation of the bridge’s towers along with the arch blocks at the Manhattan approach. These parts of the bridge aren’t often seen by the residents of New York City and tourists, but were important for the initial design.
There are three main actions proposed:
- Cleaning and repointing all masonry on the exterior of the main span towers
- To drill, install, and grout reinforcing bars for the securing of granite blocks along the tower arches
- A detailed photographic documentation of the exteriors
There is no clear schedule or an estimated completion date yet.