Old & New Kosciuszko Bridges, 2

The Kosciuszko Bridge, opened in 1939, carries I-278 (the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, or BQE) over Newtown Creek, which divides Brooklyn and Queens. My March 2016 post on the construction of the new bridge is here.

The photos below were taken on December 2, 2016. All but the last three cables are in place.

Kosciuszko Bridge under construction, December 3, 2016. Photo copyright (c) 2016 Dianne L. Durante

West side of the old and new Kosciuszko Bridges. Photo copyright (c) 2016 Dianne L. Durante

Kosciuszko Bridge under construction, December 3, 2016. Photo copyright (c) 2016 Dianne L. Durante

New Kosciuszko Bridge under construction. The old bridge is at the left. Photo copyright (c) 2016 Dianne L. Durante

Kosciuszko Bridge under construction, December 3, 2016. Photo copyright (c) 2016 Dianne L. Durante

New Kosciuszko Bridge. Just right of the cable wrapped in red, you can see where the roadway supported by the cables is about to meet the roadway supported by pillars. Photo copyright (c) 2016 Dianne L. Durante

Kosciuszko Bridge under construction, December 3, 2016. Photo copyright (c) 2016 Dianne L. Durante

East side of the new Kosciuszko Bridge, with the old bridge behind. Photo copyright (c) 2016 Dianne L. Durante

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About Dianne L. Durante

I’m an independent scholar and freelance writer /lecturer on art and art history, with forays into food, history, politics, and publishing. My most recent projects are *Innovators in Sculpture¸* a survey of 5,000 years of art in two hours, and *Monuments of Manhattan,* a videoguide app by Guides Who Know that’s based on my book *Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide.*

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