1. The Throgs Neck Bridge Only Temporarily Reduced Congestion on the Whitestone
In January 1961, Throgs Neck Bridge officially opened for use, immediately helping to reduce the traffic volume on the Whitestone Bridge, which ferried roughly 30 million vehicles per year. By the 1970s, however, congestion on the Bronx-Whitestone actually exceeded pre-Throgs Neck level. Today, it carries roughly 110,000 vehicles each day (over 40 million per year).