FIBORO BRIDGES

Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (I-678)


Spans the East River.


With its elegant modern towers, the Whitestone served as the portal for Robert Moses’ 1939 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows. Today, no bike or pedestrian path is available on the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge. Until recently, the NYC DOT and Queens Surface Corporation offered the QBx1, a bus with a bike rack on the front. When the MTA took over the QBx1 route, this service was eliminated, despite T.A.'s requests to maintain bike access.

To restore bike on bus service on the QBx1, send a letter to Millard L. Seay, Senior Vice President of MTA Busses:
Millard L. Seay
Senior Vice President, Busses
MTA New York City Transit
370 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

There were also once two pedestrian walkways on the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge but they were removed in 1946. At that time the roadway was widened from four to six lanes, and its designation changed from parkway to expressway. To win a walking and biking path on the Whitestone Bridge, send a letter to Michael Ascher, President of MTA Bridges and Tunnels:
Michael Ascher
President, MTA Bridges and Tunnels
The Robert Moses Building
Randall's Island, New York, NY 10035

Bronx-Whitestone Bridge by the Numbers:
Distance: 3770 feet
Design: 1939 Suspension Bridge
Architect: Othmar Ammann