The FDNY used a 95-foot ladder to rescue a construction worker passed out on top of a pillar at the Kosciusko Bridge construction site in Queens this afternoon. It is unclear how the worker got stuck there.
— FDNY (@FDNY) September 29, 2015
According to an FDNY spokesman, the department received a call around 12:15 p.m. about a construction worker trapped atop a pillar at the Kosciusko Bridge site, near the corner of 56th Road and Laurel Hill Boulevard.
The worker, who has yet to be identified, was transported to Elmhurst Hospital in serious but stable condition, conscious and alert.
Renovation of the Kosciusko Bridge, once dubbed the worst bridge in NYC, has been in the works since 2010, and will ultimately cost the city an estimated $500 million. Two new cable-stayed suspension bridges are estimated for completion in 2016, and 2019 respectively.