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Broome Street, looking northwest.

These large apartment buildings would have been torn down, and families and businesses would have been displaced in order to make way for the LOMEX.



Broome Street and Suffolk Street.

From nycroads.com: "At Suffolk Street the alignment would meet Delancey Street." Nycroads.com also tells us that Exit 4 off of the LOMEX would have been the interchange for Delancey Street / Essex Street / Avenue A.

The parking lots in this area would have been covered by the massive interchange that would have been constructed for Exit 4 off of the LOMEX.



The Williamsburg Bridge, looking east.  Unlike the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge did not undergo any changes in order to accommodate the approach ramps for the LOMEX.  The Williamsburg Bridge was to be integrated in to the Federal Interstate bridge network had LOMEX been built. If the LOMEX had been built, this would have been one of the first Interstate highway bridges in New York City and Moses highway network to service both mass transit and vehicle traffic on the same bridge.  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Independent Subway line J and M trains utilize the bridge in order to traverse the East River.



The Williamsburg Bridge looking west towards Delancey Street, with traffic going east.  The Williamsburg Bridge Plaza does not have a beautiful structure that guards the entrance/exit of the bridge, like the Manhattan Bridge does.



The Williamsburg Bridge on the pedestrian/bicycle lane, looking east.

For a historical perspective of the Williamsburg Bridge, please visit nycroads.com.



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