Friday, March 21, 2008

Goodbye, old friend

I'll miss seeing you out my window. Won't miss the bumpy ride or the mile long snarls on your approach, though.

The end nears for Kosciuszko Bridge

I wonder how Miss Heather feels on the other side of the Polish pontoon.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I won't miss spending an hour to downtown brooklyn.. let the demo begin.

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of a bridge I once built
with my deluxe "Gilbert Erector Set" as a kid.

I built 'em better and built 'em stronger.

My Lionel freight cars were never tangled
in a traffic snarl as they smoothly passed through.

Anonymous said...

You mean that "4 Burros" isn't going to push
for landmarking this historically significant bridge" ?

Let's f--k with Mary Beth Betts' head at LPC
and submit an RFE for it (ha, ha, ha) .

Anonymous said...

What I do miss are the Fourth of July fireworks views from this bridge. Not all of us can afford a Queens West penthouse, and this bridge gave us a millionaire's-eye view of Manhattan.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

loyal citizen said...

The bridge is relatively small. At the very least, can a substantial portion or the entire structure be donated to a museum or public works park i.e. in LIC? It does have historical significance (hence the figure its named after), and there are a minimal number of its type on an architectural basis. It would provide for some creative reuse project. It is more worthy than the high line, in my opinion. What are your thoughts?

EW-3 said...

so where does all the traffic go?
Is there an alternate route in position already to pick up the slack?

Liman said...

Now let me get this straight. That gawdawful fugly dysfunctional POS bridge has seriously been considered for PRESERVATION? And St. Saviour's was not? That's not really true, is it? I mean that's a joke, right? Right?

Anonymous said...

so where does all the traffic go?

Plans are to take 50-100 buildings and build the new bridge and skyway 10 Feet to the East of what is there now.
The old ROW facing Manhatten would be sold to become the same towering shit they are doing in LIC ....but now up to the Domino suger sight.

Somehow in this process Greenpoint oil spill gets abated.
Sounds like bad news for Greenpoint, those poor homeowners are going to be really terrorized.

The old bridge us small but there is nothing really wrong with it, this city just wants that some of that newly printed Federal $$$$ and EuroCash...Its a sham !