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NYPD Working With DOT to Put Better Barriers on Brooklyn Bridge

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The New York Police Department's deputy commissioner of intelligence said Thursday that the city is taking steps to improve security at the Brooklyn Bridge.

John Miller said police are working closely with the Department of Transportation to put better barriers on the bridge than the gates that are currently there.

"I think if you look up there today, you'll see some of the first signs of that," Miller said. "Over the next couple of weeks, you'll see those barriers become more difficult to compromise, and that'll be the work of DOT."

This comes on the heels of two major security breaches.

On Sunday, a Russian tourist climbed to the top of the bridge to take photos.

Last month, two German artists removed the American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced them bleached flags.

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