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The overhead directional signs located above the eastbound Williamsburg Bridge lanes.  Had the LOMEX been built, we may have witnessed another sign: a sign pointing to the outer lane for continuation of I-78 to Brooklyn.  The Bushwick Expressway (I-78) was to be built in Brooklyn and Queens, with the intentions of providing a direct highway connection of Lower Manhattan with JFK airport.  The Bushwick Expressway was  killed in the early 1970's due to political and community opposition of the proposed highway.

Will an electronic sign under the Queens/Bronx sign be appearing soon?  The rectangular gap at the bottom of the sign seems to indicate this possibility.



The Empire State building can be seen from the Williamsburg Bridge.



Traffic streaming off of the Williamsburg Bridge, as traffic heads west to Delancey Street.



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