Mosholu Parkway is a hybrid freeway-standard parkway and grade-level roadway in the New York City borough of the Bronx, constructed from 1935 to 1937 as part of the roadway network created under Robert Moses. The roadway extends for 3.0 miles (4.8 km) between the New York Botanical Garden (where its southeast end meets the Bronx River Parkway) and Van Cortlandt Park (where its northwest end meets the Henry Hudson Parkway). The New York City Department of Transportation is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the roadway while the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for the surrounding rights-of-way. The parkway is designated as New York State Route 908F ( NY 908F), an unsigned reference route, by the New York State Department of Transportation.
Route description [ edit ]
The Mosholu Parkway begins at exit 8E of the
Bronx River Parkway. It heads northward as an arterial boulevard through the northern parts of the Bronx. The highway crosses through Bedford Park, passing Bainbridge Avenue. It intersects with the Grand Concourse afterwards, with Jerome Avenue, Sedgwick Avenue and West Gun Hill Road soon after. Within Van Cortlandt Park, the parkway becomes a limited-access freeway, with exits for the southbound Major Deegan Expressway ( Interstate 87) the Henry Hudson Parkway near its northern terminus at the Westchester County line (where it turns into the Saw Mill River Parkway). [2 ]
A bikeway runs along the northeast side of the parkway from
Bronx Park to Van Cortlandt Park, connecting through the park to other trails and playing fields and to Broadway. [2 ]
History [ edit ]
"Mosholu" is an
Algonquin word meaning "smooth stones" or "small stones", and was first applied to the nearby creek now known as Tibbett's Brook. The southern end of the parkway was once home to another creek, running under what is now Middlebrook Road, which supplied water to a British fort located on old Van Cortlandt Avenue East during the American Revolutionary War. [3 ]
Common Misattribution [ edit ]
In the movie
, the young Vito Corleone arrives in America aboard a sailing ship named the The Godfather Part II Moshulu. Although spelled similarly, they are unrelated words. The Moshulu is a famed sailing ship.
Major intersections [ edit ]
The entire route is in the
New York City borough of the Bronx. All exits are unnumbered.
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