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Kosciuszko Bridge


Kosciuszko Bridge

Adam Elmquist

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #316079


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Newtown Creek on I-278/BQE in New York
New York City, Kings County, New York, and Queens County, New York
Main span removed July 2017; approaches to be imploded September 2017
Built 1940; rehabilitated 1973, replaced by new bridge and demolished 2017
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 299.9 ft.
Total length: 5,536.0 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Deck width: 78.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
I-278 Newtown Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.72778, -73.92917   (decimal degrees)
40°43'40" N, 73°55'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/590428/4509089 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
NY 1075699 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26207 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge has been demolished
  • April 30, 2017: New photo from Neil Krout
  • December 6, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 24, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: adds news link that bridge is doomed
  • February 13, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Changed name & imported photos
  • September 16, 2014: New Street View added by Luke


  • Luke
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Queens Times-Ledger - Aug. 24, 2015
  • New York DOT - page for New Kosciuszko Bridge
  • Wikipedia - Kosciuszko Bridge
  • New York Daily News - Dec. 4, 2014
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Neil Krout - kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV


Kosciuszko Bridge
Posted October 1, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Main span lowered to a barge in July 2017:


One of many videos of explosion 1 Oct 17:


Kosciuszko Bridge
Posted October 1, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Bridge was imploded October 1, 2017