Kosciuszko Bridge

Since opening to traffic in 1939, the Kosciuszko Bridge developed a reputation as a major bottleneck for motorists. Carrying the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway over Newtown Creek between Brooklyn and Queens, NY, the bridge is one of the most widely used spans across the creek.

To improve traffic times for the thousands of commuters who cross daily, the New York State Department of Transportation replaced the existing 1.1-mile high-level truss bridge with a pair of nine-lane cable-stayed long-span structures as part of a two-phase design-build effort. The twin bridges shepherd five eastbound and four westbound lanes, a bike lane and a pedestrian walkway across the creek.

STV provided construction management and quality assurance services, performing verification of construction operations and material acceptance, schedule reviews, and compliance monitoring for data control, Manual for Uniform Record Keeping requirements, and civil rights provisions of the contract. This effort earned the team a Construction Management Association of America New York/New Jersey Chapter Project Achievement Award.


bridges in one

original bridge opening

Easing the most congested connection between Brooklyn and Queens while adding mobility for pedestrians and cyclists.


New York State Department of Transportation


New York, New York


Highways & Bridges: Fixed Bridges


Project Delivery: Construction Management, Program Management Oversight, REI/CEI