Kusciuszko Bridge in New York City implodes

Kusciuszko Bridge in New York City implodes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo releases drone footage of the demolition.

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October 6, 2017
CDR Staff
Demolition Mixed C&D
The Kosciuszko Bridge that connects Brooklyn and Queens in New York City imploded Oct. 1 with an audience of a couple hundred residents, a report by the New York Times says. The bridge was 78 years old and carried 180,000 vehicles per day.

The ramps of the old bridge were wired with 944 line charges and the landing site for the bridge was covered in shock-absorbing sand, the report says. It took seconds for the structure to disappear.

A previous posting on Construction & Demolition Recycling magazine’s website says the bridge was originally scheduled for demolition over the summer. The structure was replaced by the first span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge in April. It features three lanes of traffic in each direction.

Watch a video of the implosion, provided by NYC Gov. Andrew Cuomo's YouTube Channel, below: