NY's old Kosciuszko Bridge brought down in demolition

NY's old Kosciuszko Bridge brought down in demolition

An off-duty FDNY EMT was struck and killed by a auto on Kosciuszko Bridge over the weekend in an apparent hit and run accident.

The 78-year-old span was demolished Sunday to make way for two new state-of-the-art bridges.

The new span is slated to be fully completed by 2019.

Just before 8am, Governor Andrew Cuomo counted down the seconds to the energetic felling of the bridge as a crowd looked on from the viewing area.

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The eastbound span of the new bridge opened in April, as part of a $555 million project to replace the decaying connection.

Cuomo's office said the remaining 20 trusses, estimated to weigh 22 million pounds, will be recycled as scrap metal. Cuomo added. "I don't know". "The new cable-stayed bridge is a monument that brings people together, straddling two boroughs that have welcomed generations of immigrants from all over the globe".

Sunday's controlled demolition, which was the first ever implosion of a major bridge in New York City, will allow for the completion of the second span of the bridge which is set to be completed in 2020. It's named for Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a military engineer from Poland who came to fight for the independence of the American colonies.

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