Empire State Roads
Photo Gallery #1
Lower Hudson Valley
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The Bronx River Parkway, for part of its length, has no center divider. This winding stretch is in North White Plains, near the parkway's northern terminus at the Kensico Dam.
Putnam County contains dozens of lakes, many of which are reservoirs in New York City's water supply system. Here, NY 301 crosses West Branch Reservoir, near Carmel, on a narrow, stone-walled causeway. West Branch Reservoir is one of three large reservoirs on the Croton River's three head branches. These flow together at the Croton Falls Reservoir near Brewster.
This is the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and Custer Place in the Village of Bronxville. Chestnut Avenue (right) is one of several Bronxville streets paved in Belgian blocks. Custer Place (left) resembles nothing more than an asphalt-paved private driveway, although it has several addresses of its own. Heavy trucks often use these streets to make various residential deliveries.

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This photo, actually taken from New Jersey, looks at the southern terminus of the New York State Thruway's Garden State Parkway Connection. A pavement change in the foreground clearly indicates the state line, at which point the last Garden State Parkway tenth-mile marker is visible. However, in front of this marker (actually farther inside New Jersey) is the first Thruway tenth-mile marker. The mileage is given as "GSP 2.4", showing the distance to the mainline. Beneath the Thruway marker, surprisingly, is a NYSDOT reference marker showing a route number of 982L. Although NYSDOT does assign reference route numbers to non-DOT roadways, this is the only known instance of a reference marker posted on any part of the Thruway system.
A sign assembly in Suffern, showing not only an example of Interstate, US and New York route markers, but also the New York State Thruway trailblazer. This intersection marks the end of the one-block overlap of US 202 and NY 59. The railroad here is a branch of the Metro North Commuter Railroad operated by New Jersey Transit.

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