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I-95.svg I-278 (long).svg
Bruckner Expressway
Maintained by NYSDOT
Major cities: Bronx, NY
Numbered highways in New York
InterstateU.S.N.Y. (former) – Reference

The Bruckner Expressway is a freeway in The Bronx. It carries Interstate 278 and Interstate 95 (and formerly Interstate 878) from the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to the south end of the New England Thruway at the Pelham Parkway interchange.

The expressway is elevated from the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. It crosses the Bronx River and Hutchinson River to the complicated Bruckner Interchange with Interstate 95/I-295 (Cross-Bronx Expressway) and the Hutchinson River Parkway (partly Interstate 678). From there it uses I-95.

Northern part

The Bruckner Expressway was a project envisioned by developer Robert Moses, who steered the Bruckner through the Soundview section of the Bronx, further decimating the neighborhood Moses had uprooted with his 15-year construction of the Cross Bronx Expressway, which was completed in 1963. The Bruckner Expressway opened in 1973, making it one of the last roads of the New York City Expressway system to be built. It is named in honor of former Bronx Borough President and Congressman, Henry Bruckner (1871–1942), and was built on and over the roadway of Bruckner Boulevard.[1]

The Bruckner Boulevard name persists on the service roads, and at some points where it is beneath the highway. It also extends about a mile past the highway's western terminus, ending at the Third Avenue Bridge.

Exit list

Mile # Destinations Notes
28.89 I-278 west (Robert F. Kennedy Bridge) – Manhattan, Queens Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
28.89 44 47 I-87 north (Major Deegan Expressway) – Albany Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
45 48 East 138th Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
30.78 46 49 I-895 north (Sheridan Expressway) / East 177th Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
50 Hunts Point Avenue – Hunts Point Market Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
51 Bronx River Avenue Westbound exit only
31.58 51 Bronx River Parkway north – White Plains No westbound exit
32.35 52 White Plains Road, Castle Hill Avenue
Zerega Avenue, Bruckner Boulevard No entrance ramps; westbound exit is part of exit 6A
278 33.62
95 6.43
East end of I-278; south end of I-95 overlap
I-95 south (Cross Bronx Expressway) – George Washington Bridge Southbound exit and northbound entrance
I-295 south (Throgs Neck Bridge) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Hutchinson River Parkway north Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
6A I-678 south (Whitestone Bridge) No exit number eastbound
7.32 7A I-695 south to I-295 south (Throgs Neck Bridge) – Long Island Southbound exit and northbound entrance
7B East Tremont Avenue Southbound exit only
7C Country Club Road – Pelham Bay Park Northbound exit and entrance
8A Westchester Avenue No northbound exit
8.72 8B Orchard Beach, City Island
8.72 8C Pelham Parkway west
8.72 I-95 north (New England Thruway)  – New Haven Continuation beyond Pelham Parkway


  1. ^ Bruckner, Lawyer, Son of Bronx President, Henry (August 3, 1970). The New York Times.  


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