7. 421 Homes Were Moved to Make Way for the Throgs Neck Bridge
In order to clear space for the construction of the Throgs Neck Bridge, the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority moved 421 homes from the right-of-way of the Clearview Expressway onto the site of the Bayside and Oakland golf courses (on the Queens side). An easement from SUNY-Maritime was also obtained in exchange for a landfill project on their property (on the Bronx side). During the building phase, material drawn up from the East River for the bridge’s footing were dumped in this new landfill.