Tag: Bethpage State Park
Congratulations to Brian McCarthy, Jim Waechtler, blh, Frank and Scott for correctly identifying last week's mystery 1940s aerial as the Long Island Motor Parkway on the border of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale.
While walking in Bethpage State Park earlier this month, Tom Dziurka noticed activity in a closed off construction area near the Motor Parkway right-of-way.
Although the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society was organized just last year, efforts to preserve the parkway have been ongoing for decades- most noteworthy by the Long Island Motor Parkway Panel. As forwarded by Bob and Colleen Albertson, Newsday reporter Sylvia Adcock in April 1998 documented in this article…
When the 48 miles of the Motor Parkway were completed in the late 1920s, a total of 65 bridges had been built over and under the parkway. Most of the bridges were used to avoid intersections of major roads. However, many of the bridges were built to connect adjoining properties…
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