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Kosciuszko Bridge to Tomorrow

A week or two Governor Paterson seemed to imply that State budget cuts would halt the Kosciuszko Bridge project before it even got started (um, aren’t we supposed to be spending stimulus money on infrastructure projects?). Now, the Daily News and Brooklyn Paper are reporting that the $1 billion replacement bridge is going forward. Here are two of the designs that are supposedly on the table (the cable-stayed design is apparently the favorite, though I’m not sure I like the bow-legged towers). Thoughts?

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Photo: NYS DOT via Brooklyn Paper

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Photo: NYS DOT via Daily News


2 Comments

  1. Erik wrote:

    NYC needs a nice cable-stayed bridge – that design is like an emblem of the 1990s-2000s; every major city must have one. But there’s something a little plain and generic about this particular design and, god knows, it’s a bleak location. I also feel like there’s 400 of this design all over upstart-Asia, and it’s starting to look a little “me-too”. Maybe the arched design is a little more “classic” in a location that could use some architecture with appeal that’s stood the test of time. Plus the arch echoes, but vastly improves upon, the current design. Just, for godssake, give us a nice bike lane…

    Friday, November 6, 2009 at 17:01 | Permalink
  2. dwarbi wrote:

    I do hope the top one gets built. Reminds me of Sydney!
    http://www.dwarbi.com/Australia/7BridgesWalk/7BridgesWalk-Pages/Image6.html

    Monday, November 16, 2009 at 21:53 | Permalink

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