Dec 23 2008

Hit One Over the Motor Parkway Bridge in Fresh Meadows!

Contributor Mitch Kaften has provided another view of the first Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge - located near the Western Terminus at Nassau Boulevard (now Horace Harding Expressway).

Mitch's father Douglas I. Kaften captured the action of this Fresh Meadows Little League game in 1955. Behind the left fielder was the remnants of the bridge which carried the Motor Parkway over the an abandoned section of the North Hempstead Turnpike. The bridge was taken down by New York City in the mid-1955s -a correction from the date given in our almost flawless book The Long Island Motor Parkway.

Click on the following links to see other images of this Motor Parkway Bridge:

-Mitch Kaften's First Bridge Photo Submission

-A Rare Photo of the North Hempstead Turnpike LIMP Bridge

Mitch, your contributions to this website and book are much appreciated. If anyone has a favorite Long Island Motor Parkway or Vanderbilt Cup Race photo that you would like to share on, please send a jpeg to [email protected] .


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