Since the day the news dropped that the Kosciuszko Bridge would be blown straight to Hell, New Yorkers have been eagerly awaiting the day where they could gather to watch the old bridge go down and also inhale some of that sweet, sweet metal dust. And after a short delay, the explosion now has an official date in late September.
While at first it sounded like the entire bridge was going to get the Hank Scorpio treatment, it turned out that Governor Andrew Cuomo opted instead to lower the main middle span onto a barge and send it to live on a farm in New Jersey. However, that still left the approaches on the Queens and Brooklyn sides, which will now be dynamited.
The destruction will make way for the remaining construction on the new Kosciuszko Bridge. The first half of the bridge was opened earlier this year, courtesy of a low-speed chase featuring the notorious bank robber Kid Cuomo, who became the first driver to go across the bridge in his trademark '32 Packard. The bridge's second span, which will come with a path for pedestrians and cyclists, is slated to open in 2020.