The new cable-stayed bridge, which connects Greenpoint Brooklyn to Maspeth Queens opens tomorrow with a light show. Though it probably won’t be as awesome as a Led Zeppelin laser light show, we’re still pretty excited. Governor Cuomo will host the ceremony of lights at 7pm:
Cuomo is planning to host a party at 7 p.m. Thursday adjacent to the bridge and will use the event to show off not only the new span — which the administration is touting as the first “major” bridge built in the city in 53 years — but also its high-tech LED lighting system.
The lighting system is part of Cuomo’s “New York Harbor of Lights” initiative that will include all seven MTA-operated bridges and tunnels and the Port Authority’s George Washington Bridge.
Cuomo hopes the light displays will become a tourist attraction. Thursday’s show will be synchronized to music airing on multiple iHeartRadio stations.
The bridge is named after Polish general Thaddeus Kosciuszko, who served in the American Revolutionary War. A demolition is planned for the old bridge sometime this summer, which will be as awesome as a Led Zeppelin laser light show, especially if this happens.