Cross Bay Veterans’ Memorial Bridge

Spans Jamaica Bay.

This bridge carries Cross Bay Boulevard from Broad Channel to the Rockaway sand bar. If you’re coming from the Congressman Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge from Howard Beach, be prepared for a let-down: all three lanes of fisherfolk, pedestrians, skaters and cyclists are forced together with those going the other direction into one narrow path on the east side. This is part of the continuing anti-bike and anti-pedestrian legacy of Bob Moses’ Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (now MTA Bridges and Tunnels). So be prepared to be buzzed by all kinds of vehicles, and just missed with fishing poles.

Howard Beach entrance:
Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Cross Bay Parkway (Beach 93rd Street).

For a detailed view of the approaches to this bridge, click here.

T.A. Magazine Articles on the Cross Bay Bridge:

For more facts, visit: MTA Bridges and Tunnels.