When is the Manhattan-Bound Brooklyn Bridge Closed to Traffic?

Question: When is the Manhattan-Bound Brooklyn Bridge Closed to Traffic?

Drivers may be unpleasantly surprised to discover the Brooklyn Bridge is closed, and that they must drive across to Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge. When is the Manhattan-Bound Brooklyn Bridge closed to traffic?

Answer: There's going to be construction on the Brooklyn Bridge until 2014.

Manhattan Bound Traffic

Manhattan-bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge may be detoured to the Manhattan Bridge during overnight hours and on some weekends.
Possible closure times for driving to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge may be:
  • Sunday to Friday - 11:00 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Saturday - 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Sunday morning - 12:01 a.m. to 9 am
In these situations, expect heavy use of the nearby Manhattan Bridge. To reduce congestion, Manhattan-bound travelers are encouraged to stay informed of closures (Contact DOT for up-to-date email notices, see below), use the subway or alternative driving routes.


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Stay Informed

To get up to date information on the Brooklyn Bridge repair, contact the NYC Department of Transportation.


You can contact the Brooklyn Bridge Community Liaison at brooklynbridgeoutreach@gmail.com if you want email alerts, or follow the DOT on Facebook or Twitter (#NYCDOTbkbridge).