Greenpoint, October, 2015

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

From Maspeth to Malden

The State of New York DOT has released four potential designs to replace the Kosciuszko Bridge. The picture on top shows the design for a cable-stayed bridge. The picture below is of Boston's fairly recently completed Memorial Bridge. Stealing from Boston? Is this the best we can do? Really?! I mean, I'm a Red Sox fan and love the Pernice Brothers but come on.

My own solution is preserve and repair the existing KB, fabricate a second just like it, duct-tape the two together, a la the Red Green Show, and thus double the capacity for traffic without losing a beautiful piece of engineering and design.

The DOT page also includes goofy video simulation drives for each of the designs with mind-numbing background music.

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