10. The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Was Designed to Provide Relief to the Triborough Bridge

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Aside from intercity travel, the Triborough Bridge was intended to connect Long Island state parks to the rest of the U.S. mainland. Upon its opening in 1936, drivers on their way to Jones Beach quickly began to congest the Grand Central Parkway. In order to provide relief from the traffic, Moses immediately moved forward with the construction of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge.

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