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2. Kosciuszko Bridge
This span, connecting Greenpoint to Maspeth across the Newtown Creek, accommodated 190,753 vehicles a day in 2010; it's one of four bridges that crosses the waterway, along with the Pulaski Bridge
, the Grand Street Bridge, and the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge, each of which carry far fewer vehicles (because they're not on the BQE)—between almost 13,000 and almost 37,000. Like Pulaski, Kosciuszko was named after a Polish-American patriot, a nod to Greenpoint's large Polish population. It opened in 1939, and is reportedly in serious disrepair, so much so that construction on a new bridge was moved up
almost 18 months and should begin in the fall.