Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge

Coordinates: 40°38′32″N 73°50′5″W / 40.64222°N 73.83472°W / 40.64222; -73.83472
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Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge
Walkway along west side
Coordinates40°38′32″N 73°50′5″W / 40.64222°N 73.83472°W / 40.64222; -73.83472
CarriesCross Bay Boulevard
CrossesJamaica Bay
LocaleNew York City
Maintained byNew York State Department of Transportation
Construction startOctober 25, 1988[1]
Construction end1993
Daily traffic25,874 (2016)[2]

The Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge (formerly the North Channel Bridge) is a bridge that carries Cross Bay Boulevard across Jamaica Bay in Queens, New York City, between Howard Beach and Broad Channel. The fixed bridge, carrying six lanes of Cross Bay Boulevard, 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 original North Channel Bridge (1925-1993) as a replacement; a lack of maintenance on the old bascule bridge had allowed it to deteriorate to the point where it was beyond repair.[4]


  1. ^ "Broad Channel Historical Society Timeline". Broad Channel Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
  2. ^ "New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. 2016. p. 10. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Schwach, Howard (January 5, 2002). "Addabbo to Be Sworn At 'Father's Bridge'". The Wave.This bridge is not the bridge used by the A train. While the North Channel subway bridge used to be movable, it is now fixed in place and only the subway South Channel Bridge opens for marine traffic. Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. 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.

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