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Skanska USA recently completed the first phase of demolition of the former Kosciuszko Bridge in New York City with the lowering of the 2,400-ton main span onto two barges beneath the structure.
The following day, the barges floated the span measuring 300 feet long, 89 feet wide and 50 feet tall out to the East River. It will eventually be taken to a recycling facility.
The Queens-bound span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge was opened in April. Skanska USA was the lead partner of the Skanska-Kiewit-ECCO joint venture that built the structure for the New York State Department of Transportation. It is the first cable-stayed bridge in New York City and the first major bridge built in the city since 1964.