Posted by Ellery
on Tuesday, October 31st 2023:
In Reply to: Moses Parted a Different Sea posted by Gary on Sunday, October 29th 2023:
Fact is the XBX expressway was a necessary evil as the US interstate highways were spreading throughout the region after WWII. Problem was as massive an undertaking as it was, it was also massively underestimated in scope and size. By the time it was completed, it was at once evident that is was far too little and too late to handle the traffic plowing between New England and points south. The entire road should have been a pair of 6-lane tunnels across the Bronx, each covered over with new housing, playgrounds, etc. Of course, that's a pipe dream, for what it really is is a Robert Moses-induced nightmare gouge that has scarred the Bronx forever.
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