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Elevated Public Highway

 
 
Elevated Public Highway plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 25, 2020
1. Elevated Public Highway plaque
Inscription.  
450 feet east of Avenue C to East 25th Street
Completed 1939
William O’Dwyer
Mayor
Hugo E. Rogers
President - Borough of Manhattan
Built under the supervision of
Department of Public Works
Philip Zichello – Michael Klein – Ralph F. Lewis
Commissioner – Chief Engineer – Construction Engineer
P.T. Cox Construction Co. Inc. – P.J. Carlin Construction Co.
Contractors

 
Erected 1939.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 40° 44.173′ N, 73° 58.508′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on FDR Drive exit road/Avenue C north of East 23rd Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East 23rd Street Bath House (within shouting distance of this marker); East Side WWI Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bristol Basin (about 700 feet away); VA 9/11 Memorial
Elevated Public Highway plaque site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 25, 2020
2. Elevated Public Highway plaque site
Imbedded into the wall at the exit road off the southbound FDR Drive
Click or scan to see
this page online
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Bellevue Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sentinel (approx. ¼ mile away); ACS Children's Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Rose Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Elevated Public Highway. The the time of construction, it was the "East River Drive".
 
Also see . . .  FDR Drive. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Elevated Public Highway image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 25, 2020
3. Elevated Public Highway
At this point, the East River (now FDR) Drive was raised from grade level to avoid all the street traffic around the (at the time) East River piers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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