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The Kosciosko Bridge is a fairly large span, as it carries the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) not only over Newtown Creek, but over much of the surrounding industrial area as well.



A closer view of the bridge and the industrial area that flanks the shoreline of the creek.



The Long Island Railroad's Montauk Branch passes through the area.  The line once served a lot of the industry that once existed here.  Oil, coal, lumber, and asphalt companies were the dominant industries that resided in the area.



It almost appears as if we are out in the Midwest somewhere - it is very unusual to see such open space, void of trees and buildings, in New York City!



Looking south across the barren plain and Newtown Creek from the Long Island Railroad Montauk Branch.  It is eerily quite in this area.



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