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Bridge opens just in time for holiday

Aug 29, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

Long Islanders are expected to hit the road in big numbers during the final major getaway weekend of the summer - and will have a new bridge to help them get to their destinations.

Five years after construction began, and four years ahead of its original schedule, the newly built Kosciuszko Bridge, linking Queens and Brooklyn, will be fully open to vehicles Thursday morning - in time for the Labor Day weekend.

The new $873 million bridge replaces the previous 80-year-old span, and in...