2006-12-22 / Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Surprise! Surprise! A Good Deed By Robert Moses In 1967
From The Rockaway Museum Commentary by Emil Lucev, Curator Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke

From The Rockaway Museum
Commentary by Emil Lucev, Curator
Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke

Photo courtesy of Rockaway Review
Photo courtesy of Rockaway Review The old traffic interchange circle built at the foot of the Marine Parkway/Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge in 1937 worked fine at first, but as automobiles got streamlined and speedier, and the volume of traffic increased, the circle became unwieldy for wider, faster autos to negotiate good position to turn off and get out. A rumor spread that one family went around and around the circle, till they ran out of gas at times autos came down off the bridge at a high rate of speed and couldn’t negotiate the first turn and wound out into the center, grass-covered area. Of course there were accidents during inclement weather. Even yours truly learned the hard way as a teenage driver!

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