Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge
Walkway along west side
|Carries||Cross Bay Boulevard|
|Locale||New York City|
|Maintained by||New York State Department of Transportation|
|Construction start||October 25, 1988|
|Daily traffic||25,874 (2016)|
The Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge (formerly the North Channel Bridge) located in the New York City borough of Queens, is a bridge that runs south from Howard Beach across the Grassy Bay portion of Jamaica Bay to Broad Channel. The fixed bridge, carrying six lanes of Cross Bay Boulevard is named for the late Joseph P. Addabbo, who represented the area in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 to 1986.
The bridge was built alongside the North Channel Bridge as a replacement; a lack of maintenance on the old bridge had allowed it to deteriorate to the point where it was beyond repair.
The Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge is owned by the New York State Department of Transportation according to posted trespassing signs on the bridge.
- "Broad Channel Historical Society Timeline". Broad Channel Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
- "New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. 2016. p. 10. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
- Schwach, Howard (January 5, 2002). "Addabbo to Be Sworn At 'Father's Bridge'". The Wave.This bridge is not the bridge used by the A train. While the North Channel subway bridge used to be movable, it is now fixed in place and only the subway South Channel Bridge opens for marine traffic. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
- Finder, Alan (December 27, 1989). "Despite Perception, New York City Is on the Mend". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
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