Brooklyn, Queens


Architect Proposes Timber Bridge To Connect Brooklyn, Queens

May 22, 2018 - 3:44 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A Brooklyn architect has come up with a pedestrian-friendly way to connect the borough to Queens.

The idea is the brainchild of Jun Aizaki, who lives in a bustling area and wanted to come up with an alternative to the Pulaski Bridge.

Aizaki’s solution is a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly floating wooden structure that would connect Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens.

“We tried to find ways that are energy efficient, and we came up with the thought of using timber as the main component of this bridge,” Aizaki said.

A Kickstarter is looking to raise $50,000 to further study the project, which is estimated to cost $30 million.