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Inspired by my presentation "Exploring, Biking and Hiking Along the Historic Motor Parkway" at the Adirondack Mountain Club in Dix Hills earlier this month, a new series is being introduced on VanderbiltCupRaces.com documenting the favorite Motor Parkway Trails.
Last month the New York City Municipal Archives released a database of over 870,000 photos from their collection of 2.2 million images of New York throughout the 20th century. I found seven photos related to the Long Island Motor Parkway and the Vanderbilt Cup Races.
When the 48 miles of the Motor Parkway were completed in 1926, a total of 65 bridges were built by William K. Vanderbilt Jr. and his associates over and under the parkway. Most of the bridges were used to avoid intersections of major roads. However, many of the bridges were built to connect