NEW YORK (WPIX)—
During a news conference, located under the Major Deegan in the Bronx, the General Contractors Association of New York deemed the following bridges and roadways unsafe: Kosciuszko Bridge, Gowanus Expressway, Bronx River Parkway over the Amtrak tracks, Cross Bronx Expressway viaduct over the Amtrak tracks and the Sheridan Expressway, Bronx Terminal viaduct carrying the Major Deegan Expressway by Yankee Stadium, Major Deegan Expressway over Sedgwick Avenue and the Metro-North Railroad tracks, Bruckner Expressway Service road, northbound, Bruckner Boulevard viaduct, 150th Street over the Belt Parkway snf Major Deegan Expressway ramp to 153rd Street/Cromwell Avenue, southbound.
Officials said the ongoing deterioration stresses the need for federal and state investment in New York state roads, bridges and elevated roadways.
"Significant improvement in the condition of New York City roads, bridges and elevated roadways owned by the state occurred between 1994 and 2003, but the lack of investment in maintenance and repair in recent years has become apparent," said managing director. "The number of deficiencies is steadily creeping upward. Since 2003, the condition of New York State owned bridges and elevated roadways in NYC has showed steady decline."