Top 10 NYC bridges in need of repair

September 30, 2009 1:39:29 PM PDT
The General Contractors Association of NY (GCA) unveiled the 10 lowest-rated bridges and elevated roadways in need of capital improvement, as rated by the New York State Department of Transportation. The GCA made the announcement during a news conference held under an elevated portion of the Major Deegan, near 153rd Street, to highlight the need for federal and state investment in our roads, bridges and elevated roadways.

The news conference was held as the nation's federal transportation bill expires, and on the eve of when the New York State Department of Transportation will unveil its capital plan for road, bridge and elevated roadway infrastructure projects across the state.

"While the New York State capital program in New York City averages between $300 and $350 million per year, given the enormous needs, this funding is insufficient to meet the existing number of projects which have been red flagged by New York State engineers," GCA's managing director Denise Richardson said.. "Without an increase in funding, bridge and elevated road conditions will continue to decline."

The analysis showed the 10 lowest rated state-owned elevated roadways and bridges in New York City are:

  • 1. Koskiousko Bridge
  • 2. Gowanus Expressway
  • 3. Bronx River Parkway over Amtrak
  • 4. Cross Bronx Expressway Viaduct over Amtrak and the Sheridan Expressway
  • 5. Bronx Terminal Viaduct Carrying the Major Deegan by Yankee Stadium
  • 6. Major Deegan Expressway over Sedgewick Avenue & Metro-North Railroad
  • 7. Bruckner Expressway Service Road Northbound
  • 8. Bruckner Boulevard Viaduct
  • 9. 150th Street Over Belt Parkway
  • 10. Major Deegan Ramp to 153rd Street/Cromwell Avenue (Southbound)

    CLICK HERE for more on each bridge, including pictures.

    For more information on the Contractors Association, visit

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