59th Street Bridge

Queensboro Bridge Renamed In Honor Of Ed Koch

Councilman Introduces Bill To Pull Mayor Koch’s Name From Queensboro Bridge

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd) has introduced legislation to remove late Mayor Ed Koch’s name from the Queensboro Bridge.

11/26/2013

Scene of a truck fire on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on August, 16, 2013 (credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

Normal Traffic Flow Restored On Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge After Fire

Part of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge remained closed Saturday, a day after a truck caught fire.

08/17/2013

A current light fixture on the Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

LEDs Coming To East River Bridges, Highways, Central Park

The way major parts of New York City are lit is in the midst of a big change, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

05/27/2012

Base of Missing 59th Street Bridge Lamppost in Queens (courtesy: Judith Berdy)

Base Of Missing 59th Street Bridge Lamppost Found In Queens

On the Manhattan side of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, there is a giant bronze lamppost. There used to be two, but one of them mysteriously disappeared decades ago.

04/18/2012

59th Street Bridge (credit: CBS 2)

Disruptions On Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge End For Start Of Workweek

Drivers who have to cross the East River were relieved that the bumper to bumper traffic has cleared in time for the morning rush, but some were angry over the weekend disruptions.

11/13/2011

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Traffic (credit: CBS 2)

Filming For ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Leads To Heavy Traffic Near Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

The upper level of the bridge was closed well before dawn and stayed closed for the better part of the night Saturday.

11/12/2011

A couple of police officers ride the shuttle between New York's Times Square and Grand Central Station, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

New Yorkers Have Mixed Reaction To News Of Terror Threat

The boost in security was obvious to many commuters around New York City’s bridges, tunnels and mass transit hubs Friday.

09/09/2011

The Queensboro Bridge is seen at sunrise - New York, NY - Dec 8, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

AAA Calls For Immediate Improvements To Accident-Marred Ed Koch Bridge

There was a demand Monday for a redesign of a dangerous hair-pin curve ramp off the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, the scene of deadly traffic trouble, including three accidents in two months.

05/16/2011

Mayor Bloomberg presides over bill signing ceremony on April 11, 2011 (credit: Edward Reed/NYC Mayor's Office/Flickr)

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Bill Renaming Queensboro Bridge

“Just as he pulled our city back from the edge of collapse, you should know that Mayor Koch literally saved the Queensboro Bridge from near collapse and then began the process of reinvesting in then-crumbling bridges across the city,” Bloomberg said.

04/11/2011

A car is seen after crashing into a storefront off the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City - Queens, NY - Apr 6, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Lawmakers Demand Changes After 2 Deadly Accidents In Queens

Residents and local lawmakers demanded changes at a deadly off-ramp in Queens after two separate accidents in the past two weeks left two people dead.

04/08/2011

The Queensboro Bridge is seen at sunrise - New York, NY - Dec 8, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

City Council Approves Renaming Queensboro Bridge For Koch

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said in a statement that “Ed Koch was the bridge that brought New York City back from the brink of bankruptcy.”

03/23/2011

The Roosevelt Island Tram is seen next to the Queensboro Bridge - New York, NY - Nov 30, 2010 - Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Peter Vallone Opposes Renaming Queensboro Bridge For Ed Koch

City Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. says Mayor Bloomberg’s pitch to honor Ed Koch came out of the blue and the Queensboro Bridge is part of the heritage and culture of Queens.

03/22/2011

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is seen at Gracie Mansion - New York, NY - Jun 17, 2010 - Photo: Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Historic House Trust of New York City

Former Mayor Koch Stoked About His Bridge

New York City’s former mayor is thrilled with the proposal to rename the 59th Street Bridge for him.

12/26/2010