5. A Twin Throgs Neck Bridge Was Proposed
In the early 1970s, a proposal to construct a new six-lane suspension bridge (running parallel to the existing Throgs Neck Bridge) was discussed. The final design would have essentially resembled the twin-deck design of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, which connects New Jersey and Delaware. The proposal for the Throgs Neck never came to fruition due to rising concerns about the surrounding homes that would have to be demolished to follow through with the project.