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The Bridges of the Long Island Motor Parkway

One of the important pioneering features of the Long Island Motor Parkway was the first construction of bridges associated with an automobile road to eliminate grade crossings.

One of the important pioneering features of the Long Island Motor Parkway was the first construction of bridges associated with an automobile road to eliminate grade crossings. A total of at least 65 bridges were built for the Motor Parkway from 1908 to 1926 over crossroads (designated a parkway bridge), under crossroads (designated a highway bridge), and, as part of right-of-way agreements, to connect farmlands (designated a farmway bridge).

Continuing the west to east documentation, the 20th bridge in this series  on VanderbiltCupRaces.com focuses on the Old Searingtown Road Motor Parkway Bridge in Searingtown. The post includes rare Motor Parkway surveys, maps, aerials and photos.

Click here to view documentation on the first 20 Motor Parkway bridges from Fresh Meadows to Searingtown.

Enjoy,

Howard Kroplick

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AA August 01, 2012 at 12:59 PM
There is one bridge for the motor parkway with "1910" engraved in it, hidden in the overgrown vines at the Old Bethpage Restoration.
Michael Leverett Dorn, PhD August 01, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Neat project. Keep posting! Best, Mike
Candace August 01, 2012 at 06:00 PM
I have seen the bridge at Old Bethpage Rest Village,,,, There are bits and pieces around ...
Howard Kroplick August 01, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Thanks for the comments! The Old Bethpage Motor Parkway Bridge is currently being restored by the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society and the Model A Ford Club of Long Island. Here is a summary of posts on the bridge: http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/blog/tag/tag/old+bethpage+motor+parkway+bridge

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