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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 6, Chapter 38 One Mile (Afterword) Summary & Analysis

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Part 6, Chapter 38 One Mile (Afterword) Summary

The time is now 1955-1956, the tenants are gone and funds are still being raised for the construction of the highway. The traffic congestion on the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge is causing Moses to build the Throgs Neck Bridge. Studies are showing that congestion on the Cross-Bronx highway will be too heavy to be accommodated by the bridges. Moses has to build the Hamilton Bridge next to the Washington Bridge to try to accommodate the expected heavy traffic. It will be years before the Cross-Bronx Expressway is in use at a cost of $250 million. It is not completed until 1963. During this period, crime increases in the neighborhood.

For people whose apartments are next to the expressway there is noise, fumes and crime. The neighborhood people move out as soon as they can to escape the situation the...

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