Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Flushing span is all drawn out

Iron workers prepare to break down the drawbridge that was built over Flushing Creek in 1936 as part of the original four-lane Whitestone Parkway, built by Robert Moses.

The parkway led from the then-newly-built Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to the 1939 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows. The bascule bridge hadn’t been opened since before the road was brought up to interstate standards as the Whitestone Expressway, in time for the 1964 World’s Fair, headed by Robert Moses.


Flushing Bridge is broken down

3 comments:

Joe said...

Not used ?

A recent Google Earth shows shows LOTS of passenger cars on it going between College and Willets Point.

Anonymous said...

No doubt a tactic to cause the W Point people more suffering.
Man that mayor is being a real SOB.

Now you have to drive through a maze of clover leafs get into Willets Point from Eastern Queens and Long Island. Even worse if you have commercial plates !!
(If you dont end up in Astoria first)

Anonymous said...

it was used just not opening only cars going over.
and all the money tully makes off of the metal he's given it to hiram monstre-rat