FIBORO BRIDGES

Throgs Neck Bridge



Spans the East River.

The third and most easterly of Robert Moses’ Bronx/Queens crossings. This bridge was completed in 1961 as a reaction to the steadily increasing traffic jams on the Triboro and Bronx-Whitestone. Unfortunately, the more bridges Moses built, the more traffic actually increased on all of them, thus providing a textbook example that increased capacity leads to more traffic.

No bike or pedestrian path here, which many attribute to Robert Moses’ famous dislike of human-powered transportation.

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