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Bridge out! Returning from Manhattan? Don’t take the Brooklyn!

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Brooklyn-bound drivers on the Brooklyn Bridge will think they’re in London several nights this week as emergency repair work will divert cars to the northern lanes of the fabled span — as workers repair weather-beaten exit ramps on the Brooklyn side.

Workers will repave the ramps that dump cars onto Adams Street and Cadman Plaza West from 11 pm to 6 am on Wednesday and Thursday nights, pushing the traffic onto what are normally the Manhattan-bound lanes.

Normal bridge traffic patterns will resume on Friday — until 12:01 am on Saturday, when the construction will again put Brooklyn-bound drivers on the north side of the bridge until 6 pm.

During the work, all Manhattan-bound traffic will be detoured to the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges and the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.

That stinks for Manhattan-bound commuters, who are already facing a maelstrom of detours and repair work on both the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, which already going through long-term repairs of their own.

But the work needs to be done.

“The work includes milling of the existing pavement, pothole repair, new asphalt riding surfaces, and new pavement markings,” the city said in a statement. “This effort supplements the work currently underway for the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Bridge ramps and approaches.”

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