Dec 03 2011

Presentation “Motor Parkway: From Round Swamp Road to Broad Hollow Road” on Tuesday, December 6th

On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, a presentation "The Motor Parkway: From Round Swamp Road to Broad Hollow Road" will be part of the Long Island Motor Parkway Parkway Preservation Society meeting. The presentation will be held in the auditorium of the Old Bethpage Village Restoration beginning at 7:30 PM. All are welcome.

In this 1950 image of Old Bethpage and Melville, the Long Island Motor Parkway can be seen curving on the top of this aerial. Broad Hollow Road. The location of the Old Bethpage Motor Parkway Bridge is circled







 In this 1911 photo, one of the original Motor Parkway toll lodges- the Bethpage Lodge- was on the left. The bridge over Round Swamp Road can be seen on the right.








 The Round Swamp Road Motor Parkway Bridge under construction in 1910.







An aerial view of the Claremont Road Motor Parkway Bridge. In the background was farm land that became part of  the Old Bethpage Restoration Village.








 The Old Bethpage Motor Parkway Bridge located  in sotheast section of the Restoration Village.








 The Melville Sand Pits Motor Parkway Bridge as seen in the 1980s. Is the bridge still standing?








The Broad Hollow Motor Parkway Bridge looking north. The signage indicated the parkway entrance through the Huntington Lodge.


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Dec 06 2011 Noel Gish 10:22 AM

The old pictures add so much to any written commentary. The yesterday and today shots tell as story all their own.  Just terrific.Thanks
            Noel Gish

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