Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge

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Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge
Fishing on southern Adabo North Channel Bridge jeh.jpg
Walkway along west side
Carries Cross Bay Boulevard
Crosses Jamaica Bay
Locale New York City
Maintained by New York City Department of Transportation
Construction begin October 25, 1988[1]
Daily traffic 22,346 (2008)[2]
Coordinates 40°38′32″N 73°50′5″W / 40.64222°N 73.83472°W / 40.64222; -73.83472Coordinates: 40°38′32″N 73°50′5″W / 40.64222°N 73.83472°W / 40.64222; -73.83472
Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge is located in New York City
Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge

The Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge (formerly the North Channel Bridge) located in the New York City borough of Queens, is a bridge that runs south from Howard Beach across the Grassy Bay portion of Jamaica Bay to Broad Channel. The bridge is named for the late Joseph P. Addabbo, who represented the area in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 to 1986.[3]

The bridge was built alongside the North Channel Bridge as a replacement; a lack of maintenance on the old bridge had allowed it to deteriorate to the point where it was beyond repair.[4]

The Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge is owned and operated by the New York City Department of Transportation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broad Channel Historical Society Timeline". Broad Channel Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  2. ^ "New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes 2008" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. March 2010. p. 152. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  3. ^ Schwach, Howard (January 5, 2002). "Addabbo to Be Sworn At 'Father's Bridge'". The Wave. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  4. ^ Finder, Alan (December 27, 1989). "Despite Perception, New York City Is on the Mend". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 

External links[edit]

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