Friday, July 10, 2009

Fire on the Throgs Neck Bridge Snarls Traffic in Queens Today

As I ate my breakfast this morning I heard on the radio news reports that a fire overnight on the Throgs Neck Bridge necessitated its closing. Details.

When I am off work on Fridays I like to go to a park walk around and read. When I left my house at about 10 AM I noticed the traffic was heavy on the Whitestone Expressway since it had to be used as alternative to Throgs Neck Bridge. I decided to use side streets to Chrocheron Park. When I got there I walked along the Cross Island Parkway which was jammed until I reached Fort Totten where I could see the Throgs Neck Bridge. I actually saw a section of it that was charred from the fire.

At 4 PM I heard that the bridge was open Queens bound, but closed Bronx bound. Thankfully I was not stuck in the traffic.

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