Bronx River Parkway

Details

  • DesignationState Byway (2000)
  • LocationNY
  • Length13.2 miles
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Bronx River Parkway

Overview

The section of the Bronx River Parkway within Westchester County is a designated New York State Scenic Byway, from the Bronx – Westchester County line to the Kensico Dam Plaza. Construction began in Westchester County in 1907. This makes it the earliest limited access automobile route to start construction in the United States. The Bronx River Parkway was the first highway to utilize a median strip to separate opposing lanes, the first highway constructed through a park, the Bronx River Reservation, and the first highway where intersecting streets crossed over bridges. The parkway is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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