The Kosciuszko Bridge is falling down. The NY Post reports that New York state plans to blow up the old Kosciuszko Bridge within the next couple of months, as soon as it can move traffic to the new span running alongside it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
The desperately-needed new bridge, which carries the Brooklyn Queens Expressway over the Newtown Creek, has been under construction since 2015 and is expected to open in April. And then the state will dynamite the decrepit 78-year-old bridge, said Cuomo. Crews will explode the Brooklyn and Queens approaches of the old bridge and then grab it by the middle to haul it away, said officials.
Blowing the bridge up instead of taking it apart will save the state several months of work. “Think of the commuter point of view, every day, every hour matters. so let’s find out a way to accelerate it, get it done,” said Cuomo.