Crossing the traffic-choked Kosciuszko Bridge is hard, but tearing it down is proving even more difficult.
After a year of bureaucratic delays, the $630 million project to replace the aging span has hit another snag: getting an okay from Native American tribes who have long disappeared from the region.
The feds have refused to sign off on the project until the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans in Wisconsin and the Delaware Nation in Oklahoma are given a chance to weigh in, state and federal officials confirmed.
The two tribes once called this area home. The holdup - the third major delay in a year - has further angered Queens and Brooklyn landowners whose future remains unclear as officials try to figure out how to replace the bridge, which opened in 1939.
Kosciuszko bridge can't span a river of red tape