Apr 10 2019

Historical Marker to Be Installed at the Merrick Avenue Motor Parkway Bridge Site in East Meadow

As part of the pilot program for the Motor Parkway Trail, Nassau County Department of Public Works is planning to install a historical marker on the site of the Merrick Avenue Motor Parkway bridge in East Meadow.


Howard Kroplick

Merrick Avenue Motor Parkway Bridge

The Merrick Avenue Motor Parkway Bridge in 1908

As indicated by this sign, the Meadow Brook Lodge was located on the west side of Merrick Avenue in Westbury.

The view looking west to the Meadow Brook Lodge with the bridge in the background.

!910 Vanderbilt Cup Race

The Merrick Avenue Bridge was part of the courses for the 1908, 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races.

1938 Aerial

Historical Marker

On this site was the first parkway built exclusively for automobiles (1908-1938). This section of the parkway was also used for the historic Vanderbilt Cup Races from 1908 to 1910.
Nassau County

Nassau County will be utiliing VanderbiltCupRaces.com and Frank Femenias's Motor Parkway mapping to determine the location of the marker.

My IPad marks the suggested spot for the marker.


Apr 13 2019 sheri mignano 10:52 PM

Congratulations on the historical marker! I’m sure you and Al worked hard to acknowledge the motor parkway!

Apr 14 2019 Art K. 7:58 AM

Howard - any idea when this will be going up - will there by a ceremony?

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