In the Two Bridges neighborhood of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge Montgomery Coastal Resilience (BMCR) project will install a combination of flood walls and deployable flip-up barriers along the waterfront from the Brooklyn Bridge to Montgomery Street, to protect the neighborhood from projected 100-year storm surge in the 2050s, while maintaining access and visibility to the waterfront. The deployable barriers will be permanent infrastructure, hidden in the ground until they are flipped up in the event of a storm. The project will also integrate drainage improvements and public space amenities like open-air seating, fitness equipment, and athletic courts.
The final design is complete and the project team is currently in the procurement phase; construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2022 and be completed in four years.
Location: Two Bridges neighborhood, Manhattan, New York
Implementation Led by: New York City Economic Development Corporation (design), New York City Department of Design and Construction (construction)
Budget: $522M ($172 million through National Disaster Resilience Competition, $350 million City Capital funding)
At a Glance: The final design is complete and the project team is currently in the procurement phase. Construction is anticipated to begin this fall and be completed by fall 2026.
Press: Coastal resiliency report: From Battery Park and Two Bridges to Hudson River Park and Chelsea, comprehensive planning is needed, The Village Sun (July 2022)
Check out the project page, including virtual tours of the project, HERE.
Demonstration of BMCR flip-up flood barriers and rendering of the Catherine Split esplanade. Source: NYC Department of Design and Construction