Dec 19 2012

Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge Series: #27 Jericho Turnpike “Highway” Bridge in Mineola

The 27th bridge in the series documenting the 65 bridges built by the Long Island Motor Parkway is the highway bridge under Jericho Turnpike in Mineola.


Howard Kroplick


1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race

The extension of the Motor Parkway to Jericho Turnpike was promoted on the Officials Stand/Press Box at the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race. That's the Alco Black Beast crossing the finish line. One gentleman apparently bet on the right car.

1910 Photos

Looking north, the bridge can be seen under construction.

The Jericho Turnpike Lodge (actually a ticket kiosk) opened in May1910.

1923 Belcher-Hyde Map

1928 Motor Parkway Atlas

The bridge was designated as a H.W. (Highway) bridge, meaning the Motor Parkway went under road.

1929 Photo

As seen here in 1929, a new lodge was built and moved to this location to accommodate an initial widening of Jericho Turnpike and the new porte-cochere.

1938 Aerial

1960 Photo

Note the building and utility pole in the background.

Current View

Although the bridge is long gone and the Motor Parkway filled in, the Jericho Turnpike building and utility pole remain.


Dec 23 2012 S. Berliner, III 5:09 AM

O.K., LI’ers; somebody go check the ID tags on that utility pole!  Sam, III

Dec 23 2012 Walt Gosden 8:53 AM

That building in the last two photos was owned by a classic car collector , it contained his car transmission business . Gene Beardslee lived in Brookville and was a great guy, and real “hands on” car collector. He had some magnificent classic cars from the 1930s - Cord, a magnificent Cadillac V16 limousine, Packards etc. and had local CCCA members visit his home to see his cars and have some refreshments. It was a great loss to us all when he passed away.

Mar 10 2013 Sandeep 10:17 AM

Thanks for the work you put into this site. It is very helpful.Would it be possbile for you to also list the longitude and latitude of cameras with the location?It would be a great benefit for anyone wanting to add them into their GPS units.I use IGO primo and have used your site for the locations then itouchmap to get the lat and long of the location to add to the GPS.Thanks againNuzz

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