VIDEO: Drone captures footage of 80-year-old New York bridge falling down

A remarkable footage captured by a drone shows the remainder of the old Kosciuszko Bridge after the first ever implosion of one of the major bridges in New York City. Since 1939, it carried vehicles for more than 78 years until a new bridge was opened in April, 2017. 

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2017 4:51:39 pm
Kosciuszko bridge, Kosciuszko bridge video, new york bridge, new york bridge collapse, Kosciuszko bridge viral video, Newtown Creek, Brooklyn, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, drone camera footage, Indian express, Indian express news A drone camera has captured stunning images of the fall. (Source: NYGovCuomo/YouTube)

The old Kosciuszko bridge over Newtown Creek was demolished recently and the fall was captured by a drone camera. The footage shows the remainder of the old Kosciuszko Bridge after the first ever implosion of one of the major bridges in New York City. Since 1939, it carried vehicles for more than 78 years until a new bridge was opened in April, 2017. The bridge is named after a Polish soldier, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

The new Kosciuszko Bridge connects Greenpoint in Brooklyn to Maspeth in Queens. The cost of the project to replace the bridge reportedly comes upto $873 million. It is one of two planned cable-stayed bridges, with a parallel bridge opening in 2020. The remarkable footage had garnered more than 156,000 views on YouTube, at the time of writing.

Watch the video here. 

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