Governor Andrew Cuomo's office says most of the old Kosciuszko bridge will be blown up this summer.
The first phase of the new Kosciuszko opens in the spring, but the controlled implosion of the old bridge will speed up construction on the second phase by at least seven months.
The bridge connects Brooklyn and Queens along the BQE.
The old bridge is nearly 80-years-old and is used by nearly 200,000 drivers a day.
Construction on the new bridge began in May 2015 to the tune of around $550 million.
This is just the latest infrastructure project the governor is tackling.
He has also helped to get the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway up and running.