Rep. Maloney Celebrates Opening of First Span of New Kosciuszko Bridge

Apr 27, 2017
Press Release

New YorkCongresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today applauded the opening of the new span of the Kosciuszko Bridge. Rep. Maloney helped secure $670 million in federal funds, roughly 85% of the total cost, to pay for the new bridge.

“After years of planning and construction, I am thrilled that this new state-of-the-art span will finally be open for public use. I am proud to have secured $670 million in federal funds for this project, roughly 85% of the total cost of both spans. With this new bridge, we continue New York’s tradition of bold infrastructure projects that move our economy forward. The 78-year old bridge was a crumbling, dangerous eyesore, widely regarded as the worst bridge in the state. Now construction on the first phase is complete, and when it is all said and done, the new Kosciuszko Bridge will have a transformative impact for drivers and residents alike.”