Kosciuszko Bridge implosion sparks air quality concerns

Some environmentalists, neighbors and city officials say they are concerned that the plan to implode the Kosciuszko Bridge will add to the poor air quality already in the area.



The plan to implode the 77-year-old bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Queens, was revealed this week by state officials. They say the project to replace it with an improved structure could be finished as soon as 2020.



A spokesman from the governor's office says, "We will continue public dialogue with all stakeholders throughout the remainder of this project. Implosion is the safest and the most efficient plan."



Gov. Andrew Cuomo says traffic will switch from the old bridge to a temporary replacement as early as this spring.



 


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