Tag: Fresh Meadows


  • Feb 07 2012

    The Length of the Long Island Motor Parkway

    Ann: "What was the length of the Motor Parkway from Queens to Ronkonkoma?"

  • Jul 25 2011

    Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge Series: #2 73rd Avenue Bridge in Fresh Meadows, Queens

    A total of 60 Motor Parkway bridges were built from 1908 to 1926 ...a pioneering concept to eliminate grade crossings for an automobile road. There are four types of Motor Parkway bridges; over crossroads (parkway bridges), under crossroads (highway bridges), over railroad tracks (railroad bridge) and, as part of right-of-way agreements, to connect

  • Jul 19 2011

    The Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge Series: #1 North Hempstead Turnpike Bridge in Fresh Meadows

    One of the important pioneering features of the Long Island Motor Parkway was the first construction of bridges associated with an automobile road to eliminate grade crossings. A total of at least 65 bridges were built for the Motor Parkway from 1908 to 1926 over crossroads (designated a parkway bridge), under crossroads (designated

  • Jul 01 2011

    Archives: Long Island Motor Parkway- The Western Terminus in Fresh Meadows, Queens

    Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: July 1, 2011):

  • Sep 18 2010

    A Map of the Long Island Motor Parkway & Queens Historical Sites

    Steven W. comments: "Do you have a detailed road map of the full route of the Motor Parkway with surrounding residential streets? This would be highly appreciated, as I would love to see it and bike through the trails of the demolished part in Nassau County".

  • Jul 29 2010

    The Long Island Motor Parkway Survey Atlas: Fresh Meadows- The Western Terminus

    One of the treasures of my original Motor Parkway survey collection and a key to to the survey maps is a 48-page 1928 "Index" documenting the right-of way, the original property owners, and the corresponding survey plan #s.This Atlas includes the entire 44-mile right-of-way with surveyor notes added in 1929 and 1930.

  • Dec 04 2009

    The Planned Fresh Meadows Motor Parkway Western Terminus in 1912

    As noted in earlier posts, the final western terminus of the Long Island Motor Parkway was located at the Nassau Boulevard intersection in Fresh Meadows. However, a review of original Motor Parkway survey maps indicate that this was not the original plan.

  • Feb 10 2009

    In Search of the Nassau Boulevard Toll Booth: Part III

    Sunday's post In Search of the Fresh Meadows Toll Booth: Part I documented that the Motor Parkway designated two new "toll lodges" in Queens when the Nassau Boulevard entrance was opened on July 1, 1928. The existence of the Rocky Hill Road Toll Booth was confirmed in both aerial photos and a

  • Feb 09 2009

    In Search of the Nassau Boulevard Toll Booth: Part II

    In Sunday's post In Search of the Fresh Meadows Toll Booth: Part I, it was documented that the Motor Parkway designated two new "toll lodges" in Queens when the Nassau Boulevard entrance was opened on July 1, 1928. The existence of the unique Rocky Hill Road Toll Booth, which crossed the Motor

  • Feb 08 2009

    In Search of the Nassau Boulevard Toll Booth: Part I

    As described in the book The Long Island Motor Parkway, the Motor Parkway was extended three miles in the late 1920s from Rocky Hill Road (Springfield Boulevard) to Nassau Boulevard (later renamed Horace Harding Boulevard). The above image of a rare 1928 Motor Parkway brochure (courtesy of Robert Harrington) promoted the



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