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Jun 22 2018 Steve Lucas 8:36 PM

Great idea, Art. Hope all the moving pieces can be put together. Another possible site could be the south-west parking lot of Roosevelt Field Mall; not too far from an existing section of the LIMP.

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Jun 22 2018 Dave Russo 1:54 PM

Been swamped at work lately. Sorry haven’t been participating in the LIMP!

Frank I’m confused by these photos. This location doesn’t appear to be the wheeler bridge. The first photo that shows the LIMP with the timber pile in the woods, that’s not it. The bridge is obviously right on the LIMP and the “entrance” to it is immediately off the road and this is not the spot. Do you have more pics?

And the parks dept is going to have to do a little more to make it “unavailable”. Moving a few branches is not a problem for those who need to “explore”!

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Jun 21 2018 Greg O. 12:18 AM

A Motor Parkway event? Dee and I are always in!

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Jun 21 2018 Brian D McCarthy 12:11 AM

This should absolutely be set in motion, Art. Ham Radio Operating…must be a hobby you enjoy ( count me out as a fellow operator, not having the gift of gab ). Can’t go wrong wether the setup is outdoor or indoor. Already mentioning Old Bethpage ( not sure how cleaned up it still is ) and the Garden City Lodge, even the Manager’s Office turned residence in Garden City and the Old Courthouse Rd Bridge area seems okay. Guessing the informational cards are distributed like postcards? This is very cool, I’m all for this to happen!

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Jun 20 2018 Brian D McCarthy 11:26 PM

Back to answer my own question. After viewing the Nassau County LRV map and some residential info, the property that the former Joseph Walsh’s residence is relocated appears to be shared. The house is a business ( Fitness Doctor’s ), and the rest of the property is “Joe DiMaggio Landscape” ( likable name ). The prior location of Joseph Walsh’s residence is now shared by 2 homes on the s/side of Avoca Ave, besides his large acreage.

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Jun 20 2018 Joey Tabaco 11:08 PM

Great idea! My suggestion for the eastern terminus would be at the Islip Beach Park, a few blocks away from where the Petit Trianon Restaurant was located. We’d probably have to get permission from the Town Of Islip to set up a mobile rig. If not, there’s the Smithtown Beach Park, a few more blocks away. Again the same deal for the mobile rig from the Town of Smithtown. Both have parking lots and restrooms. Sorry I can’t help with a rig, mobile or fixed. I don’t even have a CB anymore for my KZS8723 call sign nor the 2m set for my Restricted Radiotelephone Operators Permit from CAP and when I was a radio operator in the USAF on WC-130s…

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Jun 20 2018 Audrey 10:12 PM

Get Newsday involved, parkway cuts through their property.

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Jun 20 2018 Tim Ivers 10:06 PM

Brian….the house and the large parcel adjacent is (or was) listed to Joseph DiMaggio (not the Yankee centerfielder) and he owned a landscaping and block work business there.

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Jun 19 2018 Brian D McCarthy 8:46 PM

Excellent detective work, Greg and Tim. 1909 image says it all, Greg. And look at that. The residence is just a hop,skip and jump from it’s original location, Tim. Is the house linked with the nursery? Used to drive by there all the time.

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Jun 18 2018 Al Velocci 10:17 PM

Howard, I agree with Greg and Tim that we are most likely looking west over the Broadway- Hicksville Rd. bridge. Who ever wrote the caption for the card took some liberties but it is not an error as the area just north and east of Broadway-Hicksville Rd. is known as West Central Park in the 1914 Belcher-Hyde Atlas of Nassau County.  That would make the house on the right belonging to Joseph Walsh who sold the Parkway the R.O. W. in this area. Good work Greg and Tim.

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Jun 18 2018 Greg O. 9:53 PM

One final convincing item; The house on the right in the mystery photo has 2 distinct levels on the roof split down the center of the house. This can be seen on the structure closest to the LIMP in the aerial of the Massapequa-Hicksville bridge.

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Jun 18 2018 Bob Albertson 8:34 PM

Powell Ave bridge. A foundation to a water tower or ice house still is between the entrance to the Bethpage State Park and the Bethpage Bikeway.

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Jun 18 2018 Frank Mendyk 8:06 PM

The building of the Central Ave Bridge over the LIRR at Bethpage. I would say the photographer took the photo facing to the south.  I would guess that the correct image would be of the photo being flipped horizontal as you displayed.
The construction would be the early part of 1908.

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Jun 18 2018 Tim Ivers 8:02 PM

My guess is the Hicksville Rd. Route 107 bridge looking west from the east side of the bridge overpass.  I see the small house by the side of the road, the windmill behind, and what looks like a 2 story house beyond the windmill with reverse gables.
The 1926 aerial shows what might be where these structures were . The year would be 1908.

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Jun 18 2018 Greg O. 4:07 PM

I’ll also add; on even closer scrutiny, the farmhouse next to the weathervane in my supporting photo matches the roofline of the farmhouse that can be just barely seen at the treetops in the mystery photo.

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Jun 18 2018 Greg O. 3:50 PM

I believe this to be the Massapequa-Hicksville Bridge looking West in Sept 1908.
I’ve emailed a supporting photo for my guess showing a weathervane and tree matching the proximity of the mystery photo.

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Jun 18 2018 Richard G Krause 11:53 AM

As residents of Shelter Island, we use the “back roads’to go through South Hampton, which also, go right thru the Country club , whenever we go “UP ISLAND”:  (as the natives always say! )  The next big golf outing will be @ Bethpage State golf course!  The infamous black course!  My Dad a good golfer always played the Black course!  And I got to be his caddie….So happy you had a good time at this golf outing!

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Jun 18 2018 Richard G Krause 11:42 AM

Mr Kroplick, Your Emails are always so much fun!  As a boy growing up in Farmingdale, (I was born on Crestwood blvd in So F,dale, I recall so much of your wonderful photos and evidence, of the Motor parkway!  I also as a pilot, who learned to fly out of Zahns airport!  Had the advantage of seeing it all from the air , in the late 1950,s until today!  I suspect this picture may be of the RR bridge, in Central park?  Pleases keep them coming sir…..Your emails are always an adventure

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Jun 18 2018 Art Kleiner 8:46 AM

How about the Nibbe Farmway Bridge in Central Park.  Circa August/September, 1908.  Second guess - Powell Avenue Bridge same timeframe. 

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Jun 17 2018 Steve Lucas 8:21 PM

I think we’re looking north on Plainview Road during construction of the bridge over the LIMP in 1908. The road in the foreground (all dirt) does not resemble the actual LIMP under construction so I think it could be the straightened out section of Plainview Road that was moved slightly west of the “old” Plainview Road. Since the bridge appears to be almost completed, I would expect the LIMP pavement to have been completed previously if it was in fact the LIMP. The building on the right looks like the rear of an old residence, which means the front could be facing “old” Plainview Road as it would be. Also, I don’t think the LIMP right-of-way would have been that close to a residence. Also, if the “Central Park” notation is accurate, then the only “highway bridge” in the vicinity is Plainview Road.

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