Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
Ardent protests erupted Friday against the latest attempt to put tolls on the free East River bridges as part of a congestion pricing plan.
A car erupted into flames late Thursday afternoon on the upper level of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.
Officer Elisa Toro, 36, was off-duty on Dec. 10 when her car crashed on an exit ramp of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. Her vehicle rolled and struck a vacant storefront.
Street artist “Judith Supine” said he recorded his climb around 4 a.m. last Tuesday to showcase a piece of his art.
Security concerns are mounting after video of an artist who scaled the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on Tuesday goes undetected until the video evidence was posted on YouTube.
A new proposal would add tolls to East River bridges – all of which are now free – but lower the cost at crossings not well-served by public transit.
The closure comes after area several fatal accidents in the area of the off-ramp, most recently on Dec. 10, which claimed the life of an off-duty police officer.
New York state Sen. Mike Gianaris and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer have demanded changes at what they’re calling a dangerous off-ramp following a fatal car accident.
As December brings higher tolls to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey crossings, another effort is in progress to toll crossings across the East River that are currently free.
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd) has introduced legislation to remove late Mayor Ed Koch’s name from the Queensboro Bridge.
The Queens-bound right lane on the upper level of the bridge has been closed since a 40-foot tractor-trailer carrying wooden, plastic and metal clothes hangers burst into flames last month.
The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported from the blaze Monday morning.
Part of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge remained closed Saturday, a day after a truck caught fire.
The truck was fully engulfed in flames and thick black smoke could be seen coming up from the bridge.
If one City Councilman has his way, the Queensboro Bridge at 59th Street will not be late Mayor Ed Koch’s bridge for much longer. But the issue has nothing to do with Koch personally.