Noticed Any New Jewelry On The Bridge?

The Throgs Neck Bridge got an environmentally friendly gift.

The MTA gave the Throgs Neck Bridge a little bling for Earth Day: a new LED necklace.

Electrical crews finished decking out the Throgs Neck with energy-efficient light-emitting diode lights this week.

The new lights are projected to reduce electric costs by 73 percent, according to the MTA. They are also brighter, and last for seven years. The old mercury lights lasted for two years.

The agency says the elongated use of those lights will mean fewer road closures for maintenance workers to climb the cables and change lights. 

Earlier this month a contracter for the MTA lost his life from falling into the water while .


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