With our joint venture partners, Kiewit and ECCO III Enterprises, Skanska is building the new Kosciuszko Bridge in New York City, with construction of the first of the two 275-foot towers that will support the main span complete.
This will be a busy summer of work on the project. Installation of the steel girders for the main span’s new roadway deck and the cable stays that will attach the roadway is underway. The portions of the bridge in Brooklyn and Queens that lead to the main span (the approaches) are nearing completion. And construction is ongoing on the sections of the bridge in Brooklyn and Queens that will connect the existing Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) to the new BQE, which will cross over the creek.
The Kosciuszko Bridge in New York is one of the city’s oldest bridges, constructed in 1939 and spanning the Newtown Creek, linking the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. As a critical artery for intracity traffic – the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) runs over it – the new bridge will carry traffic between Morgan Avenue in Brooklyn and the Long Island Expressway Interchange in Queens, requiring the team to reconstruct and realign more than 11 local streets in Brooklyn.
The majestic new cable-stayed Kosciuszko Bridge will transform the skyline between Brooklyn and Queens. It will also feature wider travel lanes, standard shoulders and a reduced roadway incline, enabling trucks to maintain a consistent speed on the bridge. New parks and open spaces in the local communities and improved waterfront access will also be part of the project.
For additional information on the project, visit www.dot.ny.gov/kbridge.