Two views of the fun and joy of commuting on the Bruckner Expwy, north of it's confluence with the Throggs Neck Expwy. This was taken at the height of the Friday afternoon rush, but it could've been at 3am, so notorious is this stretch for tie-ups. We are in the vicinity of Pelham Bay Park, on the right unseen. Northbound travelers reaching this point from the Throggs Neck Bridge are usually rudely awakened, since the spur expressway leading into this morass is usually easy going and clear of jams. Those who've been on the Bruckner all along, have probably been stuck in traffic all the way from the Cross-Bronx/Hutchinson River interchange.
Southbound traffic will probably not see the end of this nightmare until they reach New Jersey. They are mostly following Interstate 95, which just happens to be assigned to the Bruckner up here. Once they enter the Cross-Bronx interchange, most cars and virtually all trucks, heading for the George Washington Bridge, will follow I-95 and switch with it to the Cross-Bronx. The fun is just beginning for them. The westbound Cross-Bronx, from that point all the way into Manhattan, is quite possibly the most aggravating stretch of highway on earth. Taken June 1998.