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?


Photo: NYS DOT via Brooklyn Paper


Photo: NYS DOT via Daily News

2 responses to “Kosciuszko Bridge to Tomorrow”

  1. 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…