Staten Island Expressway, Verrazano Bridge, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, RFK Bridge, Bruckner Expressway
Westbound Views (Archived)
These pictures used to mark exit 46A. They have been replaced with new signs that make reference to Icahn Stadium.
Photos taken September 2010.
Until 2017, tall trucks had to exit to Astoria Boulevard after coming off the RFK Bridge to go around a low underpass on this section of I-278, which was originally built as part of the Grand Central Parkway. The roadway has been lowered, allowing all vehicles to now stay on the interstate.
Photos taken 2013-2015.
These signs used to mark the exit for 31 Street and Astoria Boulevard coming off the RFK Bridge in Queens. They were replaced in 2013.
Photos taken March 2013.
The sign on the left for La Guardia Airport has been replaced with a new one giving the exit for the Delta Shuttle to Chicago and Washington, DC.
Photo taken March 2013.
These old, vandalized button-copy signs used to mark exits 39W-E. They have been replaced.
Photos taken March 2008.
These pictures show I-278 westbound at exit 35 as it appeared in 2006. The construction that had been in progress at the time has since been completed.
Photos taken April 2006.
These pictures show the original Kosciuszko Bridge heading west. It has since been replaced by a new cable-stayed bridge.
Photos taken January 2015.
These pictures show I-278 westbound at exits 34-32A as it appeared during the very beginning of the Kosciuszko Bridge replacement. All of the signs shown in the pictures have been replaced.
Photos taken January 2015.
These pictures show the new Kosciuszko Bridge as it appeared when it first opened to traffic. At the time, both directions were routed across what is now the eastbound span. The old bridge was still standing where the westbound span is today.
Photos taken April 2017.
These pictures show I-278 westbound at exits 32B-31 as it appeared in 2006. The construction that had been in progress at the time has since been completed.
Photos taken July 2006.
These signs for the Williamsburg Bridge used to make it easy to accidentally wind up in Manhattan when one wanted to continue along I-278 in Brooklyn. Fortunately, they have been replaced.
Photo taken December 2004.
This old button copy sign used to mark exit 31. It has been replaced.
Photo taken July 2006.
These photographs show the approach to exit 29 travelling west before construction work began to rebuild this section.
Photos taken December 2004.
These photographs show the approach to exit 29 while construction work was in progress to rebuild this section.
Photos taken July 2006.
These photographs show the approach to exit 29 during a later stage of the construction.
Photos taken July 2008.
These photographs show the approach to exit 29 as the reconstruction was nearing completion.
Photos taken May 2009.
These old button-copy signs used to mark exit 27 when travelling west. They have been replaced with new reflective signs.
Photos taken July 2006.
These overpasses, located before exit 26, were blue as of 2006. They have since been repainted.
Photos taken February 2006.
These pictures show I-278 at exit 24 during an earlier stage of the reconstruction.
Photos taken 2006-2010.
These pictures show the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway westbound at exits 23-22 while the HOV lane was under construction. The signs for the HOV lane were in place but still covered at the time.
Photos taken August 2017.
These signs used to mark exits 23-22. They have all been replaced.
Photos taken January 2015.
These pictures show I-278 at exits 22-20 during an earlier stage of the reconstruction. All of the signs shown have been replaced.
Photos taken December 2010.
Going even further back in time, these signs used to mark exit 22 for the Belt Parkway. They have been replaced twice.
Photos taken February 2006.
These pictures show I-278 at exits 19-17 while construction was in progress. The signs have been replaced with new ones in which the "Last Exit Before Toll" tabs are yellow instead of green.
Photos taken January 2015.
These photographs show the Verrazano Bridge westbound as it appeared in 2017. Construction was in progress to create a reversible HOV lane in the center. Cashless tolling was in place, but the old tollbooths had been only partially disassembled.
Photos taken August 2017.
These photographs show the Verrazano Bridge westbound as it appeared in 2015. The HOV lane construction was in an earlier stage. Cashless tolling had not yet been instituted, and the tollbooths were still standing.
Photos taken January 2015.
These photographs show the Verrazano Bridge westbound as it appeared in 2010, before the construction work began. All of the signs shown have been removed or replaced.
Photos taken December 2010.
These photographs show the Verrazano Bridge westbound as it appeared in 2006. All of the signs shown have since been replaced.
Photos taken April 2006.
These signs mark the exits immediately after the Verrazano Bridge. When the photographs were taken, the signs listed "South Beach" as a destination for exit 15S. They have since been modified to read "Father Capodanno Boulevard." Also, the HOV lane, which had just been completed at the time, was reserved exclusively for buses. It is now also open to carpools at certain hours.
Photos taken April 2006.
These pictures show the Staten Island Expressway at exits 15S-9 as it appeared in 2015. The HOV lane then ended at exit 13A and construction work was in progress to extend it west to exit 10.
Photos taken January 2015.
These photographs show the Staten Island expressway at exits 15S-12 as it appeared in 2010. A number of these exits have since been reconfigured.
Photos taken December 2010.
Going further back in time, these photographs show the Staten Island Expressway westbound at exits 13-12 when the HOV lane was reserved exclusively for buses.
Photos taken April 2006.
This sign has been modified to read "Staten Island Museum" instead of "Institute of Arts and Sciences."
Photo taken April 2006.
These pictures show the Staten Island Expressway at exits 11-9 before construction work began to extend the HOV lane through this area.
Photos taken 2005-2006.
These signs were found on the Staten Island Expressway at exits 9-3. They have all been replaced. On the new signs, the "Last Exit in New York" tab is yellow instead of green.
Photos taken 2015-2017.
This picture shows the approach to the Goethals Bridge as it appeared while construction work was in progress to replace the bridge.
Photo taken August 2017.

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