The Fire Island Inlet span of the Robert Moses Causeway connects to Robert Moses State Park on the western tip of Fire Island.
On the section that crosses the Great South Bay, the New York City skyline can be faintly seen-on a clear day.
The north-to-eastbound ramp to the Southern State (Heckscher) Parkway contains an interchange of its own with Suffolk CR 57 (Bay Shore Road).
The Fire Island Inlet span was completed in 1962 and by 1985 a dual span was supposed to be mimicked in order to alleviate traffic yet it was never done. When first proposed in 1938, the span was to be a vertical-lift span with a design similar to that of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. Later, the design of the Fire Island Bridge was changed to conform with that of the Great South Bay span, a steel-arch span with a clearance.
|Suffolk||Fire Island||0.00||Robert Moses State Park||Traffic circle.|
|Captree State Park||1.03||Ocean Parkway|
|Captree Island||Exit contains ramps for reversing direction on the Causeway.|
|West Islip||5.25||RM2 E-W|
|8.10||Southern State Parkway west – New York City||Northbound exit, southbound entrance.|
|CR 57||Northbound exit and entrance.|
|Robert Moses Causeway northbound merges with the Southern State Parkway westbound and Heckscher State Parkway eastbound.|
NIGHTTIME TRAVEL LANE CLOSURES OF MONTAUK HIGHWAY/ NY ROUTE 27A BEGIN TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010 IN EAST ISLIP, TOWN OF ISLIP, SUFFOLK COUNTY.
May 27, 2010; ALBANY, NY -- The following information was released by The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT): For the...