Interstate 278 by LearyField

Champion(s):

KashyapN


Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
God help America.


Quiz Description

This time the subject is not a cross-country Interstate, but a very local one. The "Interstate" designation actually does apply, as 2 miles of this highway are found in New Jersey.

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1 KashyapN 432 98 15
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2 ChernicoffS 420 95 15
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3 KelsoT 410 91 15
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4 Jon 408 86 15
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Questions:

Despite its numerical designation, there is no direct connection between Interstate 278 and Interstate 78. However, at both ends of Interstate 278 there are interchanges with which other major East Coast interstate?

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Interstate 95

Many sections of Interstate 278 were planned by THIS NEW YORK MASTER BUILDER of highways, bridges, airports and parks, the subject of a rather lengthy biography written by Robert Caro.

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Robert Moses

The source of many traffic delays on Interstate 278, the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Queens, named after THIS REVOLUTIONARY WAR GENERAL, is in the process of being replaced. Exact spelling is not required for a correct answer!

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Tadeusz Kosciuszko

The Goethals Bridge, connecting Staten Island with New Jersey, is currently the oldest segment of Interstate 278, although it's also in the process of being replaced. Opened for traffic in 1928, over what body of water does the Goethals Bridge traverse?

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Arthur Kill

On the first Sunday in November, Interstate 278 is closed to vehicular traffic so that 50,000+ participants in the New York City Marathon can begin their 26.2 mile journey by crossing THIS BRIDGE?

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Verrazano Narrows Bridge

There are five vehicular bridges spanning the East River that connect Manhattan with either Brooklyn or Queens. Taking THIS EAST RIVER BRIDGE may leave you feeling less than groovy, as unlike the other four bridges, there is no direct interchange between it and Interstate 278.

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Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (59th Street Bridge)

It is quite expensive to travel eastbound on Interstate 278, as there are three toll bridges along the way, two of which collect tolls only in the eastbound direction. Within +/- $4.00, what is total cash (non-discounted, non-electronic) toll collected for passenger vehicles at these bridges?

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$40.50 (!)

Here's the final bridge question! The Interstate 278 span over the Bronx River is THIS TYPE OF BRIDGE, one of just eight in the entire Interstate system.

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Drawbridge

This photo, taken in 1954 (before there was an Interstate Highway System), shows a portion of what is now Interstate 278 in Brooklyn. This section of the highway was originally utilized by THIS OTHER FORM OF TRANSPORTATION?

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Elevated Railroad

Exit 12 off Interstate 278 will take you to Todt Hill, which at 401 feet is the highest point of land within the City of New York. In which NYC borough is Todt Hill located?

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Staten Island

Speaking of NYC boroughs, Interstate 278 passes through all five of them. Each borough, a political subdivision of New York City, is coterminous with a county, a political subdivision of New York State. Name any one of the three COUNTIES whose names are different from their corresponding borough.

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New York (Manhattan), Kings (Brooklyn), Richmond (Staten Island)

According to New York State law, commercial vehicles are prohibited from parkways. As a short section of Interstate 278 approaching the RFK Bridge is actually designated a parkway, large trucks are forced to exit the highway onto local streets. What is the name of this parkway, which shares its name with another major NYC transportation hub?

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Grand Central Parkway

Locals generally refer to the New York portion of Interstate 278 by its series of named highways. Excluding the answer to Question 12, and the bridges along the route, name one of expressway segments that does NOT include the name of a New York City borough.

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Gowanus Expressway (in Brooklyn), Bruckner Expressway (in the Bronx)