Drivers from Brooklyn to Manhattan are now experiencing what is just the beginning of four years of increased traffic. All three Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed every night until 2014 in a federally funded $500-million project to repair, rehabilitate and repaint the world’s first steel-wire suspension bridge. Manhattan-bound lanes will be closed from 11pm to 6am on weekdays, from 12:01am to 7am on Saturdays, and 12:01am to 9am Sundays. The bridge will be shut entirely for 24 weekends over the four years.