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Started by Alex, August 18, 2009, 12:34:57 AM

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I finally saw the new Suffolk CR 16 Bridge over Long Island Avenue and the main line of the LIRR... and it's still a crummy TWO LANES!,-72.9688191,3a,75y,323.92h,90.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEKkvgw8j_akgOwgsm9cUlA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&entry=ttu

So this is the future for lane closed Xs and lane open down arrows as seen on the Peace Bridge?
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe


Some of my fellow Long Islanders may know about this. Years ago, when Commack Road (Suffolk CR 4) was realigned around the newly constructed Edgewood State Hospital, a concrete pedestrian bridge was built over the new road.
Well, Edgewood State was closed in 1971, and a bunch of locals started using it to ride their bikes around the woods. In the 2000's an effort to try to save the bridge failed, which was replaced by another crusade to build a new bridge. They were saying Suffolk County DPW was going to use it to widen the road in order to deal with traffic going to Tangier Outlets in Deer Park, but that road doesn't look widened to me.,-73.3032484,3a,75y,20h,88.47t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sYZ9tkHaHY6jUOtGfeos2Rg!2e0!!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&entry=ttu

They also claimed that the bridge was capable of handling the clearance of most trucks:
But I'd say that was just barely the case. In fact, that truck looks like it was using hydraulics to lower it's suspension on both the tractor and the trailer. The way I see it, that bridge was old, deteriorating, and was deemed useless, thus the reason for the bridge's demolition.

The formerly proposed Babylon-Northport Expressway (NY 231) was also supposed to run along the western edge of the hospital grounds and should've been built, but that's another topic.

So, who else knows about that old bridge, and other road-related issues near the former funny farm?


See this link to NY 340 and the northern ramp to and from US 9W in Sparkhill, New York?,-73.9272041,3a,75y,47.54h,90.96t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srEyOc2R-FoDBQHIv8hW4qw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&entry=ttu
The sign under the US 9W shield pointing straight ahead should really be replaced with some kind of reverse turn directional sign.

Picture this;
But with a white background and square.

If not, then at least this:

And the Joseph B. Clarke Rail-Trail should be marked and signalized there too.


NY 404-Empire Blvd is currently closed between Winton Rd and Plank Rd due to a serious accident:

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