Brooklyn Bridge rehabilitation gets $25M in federal funds

The federal government has offered the city $25 million to help rehabilitate portions of the Brooklyn Bridge.

The funding will help pay for a $337 million project beginning in June to make repairs to the iconic bridge’s approaches and towers. This is the first time such work will take place on the bridge’s hallmark Gothic arches, according to the city’s Department of Transportation.

“At 135 years old, our world-renowned and beloved bridge needs a lot of care, including work on her approaches and her soaring, majestic towers,” city DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said in a statement.