Jul 05 2012

Video “The Restoration of the Old Bethpage Motor Parkway Bridge”

Marc Hillman has provided this marvelous 12-minute video documenting the restoration of the Old Bethpage Motor Parkway Bridge located in the Old Bethpage Village Restoration.




Howard Kroplick

Photos from the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society Motor Parkway Day on June 30, 2012. Photographer: Bruce Adams


Jul 08 2012 Seth Golden 7:53 AM

Everyone involved has done something incredible in the restoration effort.  A piece of our history has been preserved because of your action.  I enjoyed seeing both the teamwork and the enjoyment of being able to drive on the overpass.

Jul 08 2012 Howard Kroplick 1:14 PM

From Robert R:

“Wonderful piece on the bridge restoration project, Howard.

Nice to see you in the thick of things, and to see that lovely Model A truck being put to good use.


Sep 12 2012 Michael LaBarbera 10:23 PM

Hi Howard. Love all this research and restoration. Question - did the parkway run underneath the bridge or over it at this site ?  Thanks, Mike

Sep 12 2012 Michael LaBarbera 10:33 PM

Hi Howard. Another question but not about the Old Bethpage Bridge but about the page (i cannot leave a comment on) that contains the R34 Dirigible viewed from the Zeckendorf Bridge at Roosevelt Field. My question is, which Zeckendorf Bridge ? The one leading to the mall did not intersect with the Motor Parkway. Was this bridge the Endo Blvd Bridge leading up to the old race track (and eventually Zeckendorf) ?  And what part of the field did the blimp land at - the racetrack or the mall ? I’m puzzled on this. Thanks, Mike L

Sep 13 2012 Howard Kroplick 7:53 PM


Thanks for the questions.

The Motor Parkway ran on top of this bridge.

I will feature information on the Roosevelt Field Motor Parkway bridge in a future post.

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