Share your memories of the old Kosciuszko Bridge

Since 1939, the Kosciuszko Bridge has defined the landscape of the Brooklyn and Queens communities it spans. As the bridge’s final days draw near and its replacement with a signature 21st century cable-stayed structure begins to transform the skyline, the New York State Department of Transportation is looking for ways to keep the historic bridge “alive” for future generations.

In addition to commemorating the bridge by preserving physical elements of the structure as part of an archive, the DOT would like to have a personal historic perspective.

You can help them by sharing your special moments and memories through anecdotes, reflections, or the reminiscences of your friends and members of your family. A spirited and comprehensive tribute is their goal. Any format — narrative, visual, photographic, even a poem or song — will help to develop a robust profile through the perspectives of those whose lives have been impacted by the bridge.

If you would like to contribute to this history, contact Helen Neuhaus, Community Outreach Coordinator, at (917) 887-0179 or at helen@hna1977.com.

Materials can also be forwarded to Helen at her email or by mail to the Kosciuszko Bridge Community Office, 310 Nassau Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11222, Attention: Christine Holowacz, Community Liaison.

Author: The Greenline

Your monthly source for North Brooklyn community news covering Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. Currently 13,000 copies are distributed throughout the community free of charge.

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