Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Massive Security Measures Coming to Brooklyn's Bridges?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is trying to figure out how many qualified contractors are available "to carry out up to a half a billion dollars worth of security improvements on the bridges connecting Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens," according to the Brooklyn Eagle.

The security improvements might include "the construction of gates, forced-entry door and window treatments, access ladders and platforms, cable and suspender rope covers, steel and masonry reinforcement, anti-climb barriers . . . video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control and command centers."

The Eagle calls this the "bunkerizing" of the bridges, and note that similar measures have been successfully undertaken in the UK.

More here.

Photo by MK Metz

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