Hutchinson River Parkway - North

Highway photos covering the Hutchinson River Parkway northbound from the Bruckner Interchange to Interstate 684.

Hutchinson River Parkway North
The Hutchinson River Parkway begins at the north end of the Bronx Whitestone Bridge along Interstate 678. The stretch between the suspension bridge and the Bruckner Interchange is a six to eight-lane freeway open to all vehicles. North of Interstate 95, the parkway prohibits commercial trucks and busses. Pictured here is the Exit 1 loop ramp onto Bruckner Boulevard westbound. Bruckner Boulevard constitutes and east and westbound pair of frontage streets paralleling Interstate 278 west to the Triboro Bridge and Interstate 95 north to Pelham Bay Park. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Continuing north toward the Exit 2 off-ramp for Tremont Avenue and Westchester Avenue at the Westchester neighborhood of the east Bronx. All vehicles with heights over 10'6" must use Exit 2 to avoid the Westchester Avenue overpass over the Hutchinson River Parkway. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Northbound at the Exit 2 ramp departure onto Ericson Place. Ericson Place travels north to intersect Tremont Avenue in one block and from there five blocks north to Westchester Avenue. Tremont Avenue enters the Westchester neighborhood from Throgs Neck to the southeast. Westchester Avenue travels east-west between Parkchester and Pelham Bay Park. Photo taken 06/13/05.
A cut and cover tunnel lies along Hutchinson River Parkway just south of the Tremont Avenue overpass. Photo taken 06/13/05.
North of the Tremont Avenue overpass is the Westchester and the elevated #6 line of the New York Subway (MTA) subway and transit system. Note the 10'6" vertical clearance between the roadway and bridge. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Traffic interests to the Co-Op City area of northeast Bronx should use Exit 3E onto the Bronx Pelham Parkway east for its connection to Interstate 95 (New England Thruway) north. Interstate 95 passes through Co-Op City north of its crossing of the Hutchinson River Parkway. There is no direct access from the Hutch north onto the New England Thruway north. Photo taken 06/13/05.
A full-cloverleaf interchange joins the Hutchinson River Parkway with the Bronx Pelham Parkway at Exits 3E/W. The Bronx Pelham Parkway constitutes an east-west route between U.S. 1 (Fordham Road) at Bronx River Parkway and Interstate 95 at Shore Road. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 3E consists of a slip ramp onto the adjacent northbound side frontage road for its connection to Pelham Parkway South and the on-ramp to the Bronx Pelham Parkway east. Bronx Pelham Parkway meets Interstate 95 at a full-cloverleaf interchange just east of the Hutch at Shore Road. Shore Road continues east through Pelham Bay Park to Pelham Manor. Photo taken 06/13/05.
A loop ramp carries drivers onto Bronx Pelham Parkway westbound from Hutchinson River Parkway northbound. The westbound parkway travels through the Baychester and Morris Park areas of east Bronx to its full-cloverleaf interchange with the Bronx River Parkway at U.S. 1 (Fordham Road). Fordham Road extends west through Bronx Park to Belmont and Fordham University. Photo taken 06/13/05.
One mile south of the Orchard Beach / City Island trumpet interchange. Exit 5 provides access to the Bartow Pell Circle within Pelham City Park. Shore Road travels through the circle between City Island Road and the Westchester County line. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Ramps bring Interstate 95 travelers onto the Hutchinson River Parkway northbound ahead of Exit 5. Interstate 95 crosses over the four-lane parkway between Shore Road and Bartow Avenue. Photo taken 06/13/05.
The Co-op City high rises dot the skyline between the Hutchinson River Parkway and Interstate 95 along the eastbound side frontage street. Constructed as a middle income housing project, the buildings include 15,000 apartment units in about three dozen high-rises, built upon reclaimed swamp land. The site was once touted as for Curtis Airfield, a post-WWII military installation.2 Photos taken 06/13/05.
Many parkways within the state and city of New York feature their own trailblazers such as this Hutchinson River Parkway shield posted north of Interstate 95. The shields are similar to those of New York state routes with white letters on a green background. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 5 serves the Orchard Beach area of Pelham Bay Park via connections east of Bartow Pell Circle. City Island lies east of the park between Eastchester Bay and Long Island Sound. The island was first settled by the Siwanoy Indians and later established as an English settlement in 1685. City Island later became a supply center and shipbuilding center during the 18th and 19th centuries, and a military shipbuilding center during World Wars I and II. The maritime industry continues to flourish on City Island with yachting interests from boat construction to sailing schools. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Crossing the Hutchinson River along the parkway northbound between Bartow Avenue and the Exit 5 interchange. Opened in 1941 and reconstructed in 1985, the bridge features a single-leaf bascule draw span 35 feet above the river below. The span carries six lanes and a sidewalk along the west side.1 Photos taken 06/26/05.
Hutchinson River Parkway skims the western reaches of the forest Pelham Bay Park. Pictured here is the Exit 5 off-ramp onto the access road joining the parkway with Bartow Pell Circle, Shore Road, and Orchard Beach Road. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Interstate 95 and the Hutchinson River Parkway cross paths again near the Bronx / Westchester County line at Exit 6. Following the New England Thruway, Interstate 95 arcs through Co-Op City west of the Hutchinson River from Baychester north to Pelham Manor. The New England Thruway is tolled in the northbound direction between Exits 16 and 17 in New Rochelle. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Two ramps exist at the north crossing of Interstate 95 and the Hutchinson River Parkway. Exit 6 joins the Hutch north with Interstate 95 north and Exit 14 joins Interstate 95 south with the Hutch south. Both highways continue north into Pelham Manor en route to New Rochelle and Connecticut. The control city of New Haven lies in southern Connecticut at the Interstate 95 junction with Interstate 91 otherwise. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Next in line for northbound travelers is the parclo interchange with U.S. 1 (Boston Post Road). U.S. 1 departs Bronx, New York nearby for Pelham Manor and New Rochelle. The US highway parallels Interstate 95 (New England Thruway) northeast into the state of Connecticut. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Northbound at the Exit 7 ramp departure for U.S. 1 (Boston Post Road) on the Hutchinson River Parkway. Boston Post Road represents the original route between New York City and Boston, Massachusetts. U.S. 1 was christened along the route in 1926 and remains on its in-city routing throughout Bronx, Pelham Manor, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye, and Port Chester. U.S. 1 enter the Eastchester neighborhood in north Bronx. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Hutchinson River northbound travelers skim the western reaches of Pelham Manor through to the Exit 9 half-cloverleaf interchange with Sanford Boulevard / Colonial Avenue and Wolfs Lane. The nearby Hutchinson River represents the city line between Pelham Manor and Mount Vernon. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 9 departs Hutchinson River Parkway northbound onto the adjacent Wolfs Lane. Wolfs Lane travels north-south between Colonial Avenue and 5th Avenue in Pelham. Colonial Avenue continues Sanford Boulevard east from Mount Vernon to Kings Highway and New Rochelle. The east-west street represents the Pelham Manor and Pelham city line. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Continuing north along the Mount Vernon and Pelham city line toward the East Lincoln Avenue parclo interchange (Exit 12). Exit 10 represents the southbound off-ramp to East 3rd Street in Mount Vernon. Exit 11 to Sparks Avenue was removed in the 1980s improvement project.1 Photo taken 06/13/05.
The CSX Railroad line passes high above the parkway via a stone arch over crossing. A sign proclaims that the Hutchinson River and Parkway are named after Anne M. Hutchinson with the years of her life (1591-1643). Hutchinson pioneered rights of religious freedom during the 17th century in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and later New York. Photos taken 06/13/05 and 06/26/05.
East Lincoln Avenue travels through Mount Vernon to Pelham between Gramatan Avenue and North Avenue. Exit 12 joins the parkway with the parallel 1st Avenue ahead of its intersection with Lincoln Avenue. Lincoln Avenue westbound crosses paths with New York 22 (Columbus Avenue) in three quarters of a mile. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Button copy sign posted at the Exit 12 gore point on the Hutchinson River Parkway northbound. Pelham Lake and park reside southwest of the East Lincoln Avenue interchange. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Next in line for northbound travelers is the Exit 13 connector onto the Cross County Parkway westbound to Yonkers. The Cross County Parkway constitutes an east-west limited-access highway between Exit 15 of the Hutchinson River Parkway and Exit 4 of the Saw Mill Parkway (New York 9A). Photo taken 06/13/05.
Traffic interests to both the Sprain Brook Parkway and Interstate 87 (New York Thruway) should use the Cross County Parkway westbound at Exit 13. Exit 13 merges onto the parkway ahead of its interchange with New York 22 (Exit 8). Sprain Brook Parkway travels north along the Bronx River 1.75 miles to the west. The New York Thruway lies 2.75 miles to the west in Yonkers. Photo taken 06/26/05.
A loop ramp departs the Hutchinson River Parkway northbound onto the Exit 13 connector to the Cross County Parkway. A companion ramp dumps traffic onto the Hutch southbound as well. Cross County Parkway ends four miles to the west at Saw Mill Parkway (New York 9A) and Rumsey Road. The Saw Mill Parkway continues the Henry Hudson Parkway north from Bronx, New York to Hastings-On-Hudson and Dobbs Ferry. Photo taken 06/26/05.
A folded-diamond interchange joins the Hutchinson River Parkway with Pelhamdale Avenue south and New Rochelle Road west at Exit 14. The junction resides at the corner of the Mount Vernon, Pelham, and New Rochelle city line. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 14 leaves the Hutchinson River Parkway northbound for Pelhamdale Avenue between its intersections with Eastchester Road and Robins Road. Pelhamdale Avenue leads south to 5th Avenue in Pelham. Eastchester Road ventures east to Webster Avenue and North Avenue in New Rochelle. Pelhamdale Avenue name changes to New Rochelle Road in unincorporated Westchester County west to California and Pondfield Roads. Photo taken 06/26/05.
A look at the Exit 14 gore point on Hutchinson River Parkway northbound. New Rochelle Road meets Cross County Parkway via a half-diamond interchange just west of the Hutch under crossing. Photo taken 06/13/05.
A neon-message sign posted at Exit 14 displays "Cars Stopped Ahead" during times of congestion for the upcoming wye interchange at the merge with the Cross County Parkway. The two parkways converge at Twin Lakes County Park. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Hutchinson River Parkway continues through Twin Lakes County Park to the Exit 16 junction with Webster Avenue. Webster Avenue stems south from the parkway through New Rochelle to Main Street (U.S. 1). Photo taken 06/26/05.
The Hutchinson River Parkway continues with six lanes between Exit 15 (Cross County Parkway) and 17 (North Avenue). Pictured here is the approach to the Exit 16 off-ramp onto Webster Avenue south within Twin Lakes Park. There is no access to Webster Avenue from the parkway southbound. Photo taken 06/13/05.
The right-hand departs the Hutch northbound for North Avenue (Exit 17) after Webster Avenue (Exit 16). North Avenue heads north through New Rochelle from Pelham Road to its end at Mill Road west and Wilmot Road north near Exit 17. Mill Road leads west into the unincorporated community of Eastchester with connections to California Road and New York 22 (White Plains Road). Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 17 departs Hutchinson River Parkway northbound onto the adjacent North Avenue. North Avenue travels south 1.7 miles to Eastchester Road. Quaker Ridge Road stems east from North Avenue nearby to New York 125 (Weaver Street) at the Scarsdale City line. Wilmot Road ventures north from North Avenue and Mill Road through north New Rochelle to Weaver Street as well. Photo taken 06/13/05.
The parkway turns northeast and reduces to four lanes through north New Rochelle. A half-diamond interchange brings additional drivers onto the route from Wilmot Road at Exit 19. Exit 20 consists of a southbound off-ramp to New York 125 (Weaver Street) and southbound on-ramp from Pinebrook Boulevard. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 21 provides the connection from Hutchinson River Parkway northbound to New York 125 (Weaver Street) via the parallel Hutchinson Avenue. Hutchinson Avenue stems east from Weaver Street to Meadow Road near the Quaker Ridge Golf Club. New York 125 begins at U.S. 1 (Boston Post Road) near Larchmont to the south and ends at New York 119 (Main Street) in White Plains. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Hutchinson River parkway travelers pass over Pinebrook Boulevard and underneath Weaver Street ahead of the Exit 21 off-ramp to Hutchinson Avenue. Drivers bound for Larchmont should use New York 125 south three miles to its junction with U.S. 1 (Boston Post Road) at Flint Park. U.S. 1 enters Larchmont south of New York 125. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exit 21 departs Hutchinson River Parkway northbound after the New York 125 overpass. New York 125 straddles the New Rochelle and Scarsdale city line from Quaker Ridge Road and Cornell Street north to Wilmot Road and the Heathcote Bypass. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Hutchinson River Parkway enters Scarsdale from Exit 21 through to Saxon Woods County Park. Mamaroneck Road provides the second entry point into Scarsdale from the parkway via the parclo interchange at Exit 22. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Drivers bound for Mamaroneck Road depart the Hutchinson River Parkway northbound via the Exit 22 loop ramp. Mamaroneck Road meanders southeast two miles to the junction of Center Avenue and Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck as White Plains Road. The surface highway continues northerly one mile to New York 125 (Palmer Avenue) and 2.5 miles to New York 22 (Post Road) in Scarsdale. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Hutchinson River Parkway enters Saxon Woods Park ahead of the Exit 23S/N three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with Mamaroneck Avenue. Mamaroneck Avenue comprises a north-south arterial between Center Avenue and White Plains Road in Mamaroneck to Bryant Avenue and Bloomingdale Road in White Plains. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Northbound at the Exit 23S ramp departure onto Mamaroneck Avenue southbound. Mamaroneck Avenue travels along the Saxon Woods County Park and Harrison city line through to Mamaroneck and the Exit 18 interchange of Interstate 95 (New England Thruway). Union Avenue travels east from the arterial nearby to West Street and Harrison Avenue. Photo taken 06/13/05.
A look at the Exit 23N ramp departure onto Mamaroneck Avenue northbound to White Plains. Hutchinson River Parkway straddles the boundary of White Plains and Harrison through to the junction with Interstate 287 (Cross Westchester Expressway). Mamaroneck Avenue heads north 3.2 miles to its merge with New York 125 (Old Mamaroneck Road) at downtown White Plains. Photo taken 06/13/05.
The second of two service plazas along the Hutchinson River Parkway resides along the highway between Exits 23 and 25 at White Plains. The facility entails a gas station within the median of the four-lane parkway that was built in the 1930s. The 1980s reconstruction of the parkway through this stretch resulted in the removal of the Exit 24 off-ramp onto West Street.1 Photo taken 06/13/05.
New York 127 (North Street) intersects the Hutchinson River Parkway at the Exit 25 diamond interchange. The state route travels south to downtown Harrison and Mamaroneck (U.S. 1) and north to Interstate 287 (Exit 8) east of downtown White Plains. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Continuing north to the full-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 287 (Exits 26E/W). Interstate 287 constitutes the Cross Westchester Expressway from Interstate 87 (New England Thruway) east to Interstate 95 (New England Thruway). The freeway provides the eastern leg of the metropolitan New York bypass with Interstate 287 in northern New Jersey. The well-traveled route serves the northern suburbs of Elmsford, Fairview, White Plains, and Rye Brook. Photo taken 06/13/05.
This auxiliary guide sign touts the Interstate 287 connections to Port Chester (via U.S. 1 at Exit 11) and the Tappen Zee Bridge (with Interstate 87). Interstate 287 ends 3.5 miles to the east at Interstate 95 and crosses the Hudson River ten miles to the west. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Traffic interests to the State University New York-Purchase campus should continue north on the Hutchinson River Parkway to Exit 28 (Lincoln Avenue). Photo taken 06/13/05.
Exits 26E/W with Interstate 287 reside just south of the Hutchinson River Parkway northbound split with Interstate 684. Interstate 684 provides a northerly route to Interstate 84 at the town of Brewster. The north-south freeway splits into branches to a tri-level stack interchange with Interstate 287 (Exit 9A) and a wye interchange with the Hutch. Photo taken 06/13/05.
Northbound at the Exit 26E ramp departure onto Interstate 287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) eastbound for Rye Brook, Port Chester, and Rye. Interstate 287 is maintained by the New York Thruway authority but no tolls are charged. The freeway ends at an interchange complex with U.S. 1 (Boston Post Road) and Interstate 95 (New England Thruway) just west of the Connecticut state line. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The connection to the Merritt Parkway debuts on the Exit 26W sign bridge for Interstate 287 west on the Hutchinson River Parkway north. Interstate 287 ventures west toward downtown White Plains ahead of the merge with Interstate 87 (New York Thruway) at Elmsford. Interstates 87 & 287 cross the Tappen Zee Bridge between Tarrytown and Nyack. The two highways part ways at Suffern. There Interstate 287 travels southwest to Oakland, Morristown, and Somerville, New Jersey. Interstate 87 and the New York Thruway continue north to Newburgh, Kingston, and Albany. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 684 north partitions from Hutchinson River Parkway north at an unnumbered interchange. Interstate 684 interchanges with Manhattanville Road nearby before merging with traffic from Interstate 287. The freeway was originally touted as Interstate 87 before that designated was applied to the New York Thruway across the Tappen Zee Bridge. Interstate 684 otherwise represents a high-speed connection between the Cross Westchester Expressway and Interstate 84 at Brewster. Interstate 84 stays north of the New York metro area between Newburgh and Danbury, Connecticut. The Hutchinson River Parkway meanwhile turns east to meet New York 120 (Purchase Street) at the Exit 27 diamond interchange. Manhattanville College resides north of Manhattanville Road and along Purchase Street. Photo taken 06/13/05.


  1. Hutchinson River Parkway @
  2. David Chesler's unofficial Co-op City site, index and web ring page.

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