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Major Deegan Expressway

major deegan expwy I-87
Jeff's Bronx Expressways

at 233rd st

The Major Deegan Expressway is the southern extension of Interstate 87, known as the New York State Thruway north of the Bronx, New York. It runs down the Bronx between Riverdale, Marble Hill and Kingbridge to the west and Woodlawn and Fordham in the East until the Harlem River catches up to it. It then follows the river south, past University Heights and Yankee Stadium, down towards the Triboro Bridge and the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Just north of the stadium, it forms the lower part of a spectacular spaghetti-ramped interchange with the Cross Bronx Expressway, which soars over it on its way into Manhattan on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. The original Deegan was a relatively short affair built in the mid 30's as a Triboro Bridge approach road extending from the Grand Concourse. It was widened and extended north up to Yonkers in the 50's.

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