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Old Posted Oct 12, 2010, 3:11 AM
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Was looking at some designs for the "Peace Bridge" between Canada and the US earlier (renderings can be found here).

Back in the City, the often talked about replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge gives us these options to view...

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20.../?ref=nyregion
A Tired Old Bridge Gets a New Look. No, Four of Them.

By ANDY NEWMAN
February 18, 2010


Kosciuszko Bridge design option No. 1: a cable-stayed bridge.


Kosciuszko Bridge option No. 2: through-arch design


Bridge option 3: box girder design.


Kosciuszko Bridge option 4: the deck arch.


Not an option: the existing Kosciuszko Bridge.




Website and photos of the current span:
https://www.nysdot.gov/regional-offi...bridge-project








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And the winner of our newest bridge competition (although there are a few more under consideration for replacements)...

The headline is misleading, because the City got a replacement bridge earlier this year...
http://www.observer.com/2010/real-es...century-bridge
New York Gets Its First 21st Century Bridge



By Matt Chaban
October 11, 2010

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Ever since the collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis, cities across the country have been warily reevaluating their roadway infrastructure. In New York, some of our bridges earned failing grades. The Brooklyn Bridge was among them and is currently being repaired. Others are in better shape, but not by much. Among them is the Kosciuzko Bridge, which carries the Brooklyn Queens Expressway over Newtown Creek from one borough to the other.

Last week, the state Department of Transportation announced it had selected a new bridge to replace the old Kosciuzko. The steel truss span is one of the steepest bridges in the city and carries 160,000 drivers per day. Last fall, the state unveiled three designs for the new bridge, including standard concrete deck arch and through arch proposals as well as a more modern cable-stayed model.

As a sign of New Yorkers' growing design savvy, the latter won out, with almost half the public voting for it. Construction is expected to begin on the new $1 billion bridge later this year, with a completion date set for 2017.
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