The Bronx-Whitestone bridge (or just “the Whitestone” if you’re in a hurry) is a toll bridge on Interstate 678 in New York City. It crosses the East River, linking the Bronx with the Whitestone neighborhood of Queens. The Whitestone is a suspension bridge, which opened in 1939 with only four lanes. The following year, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state collapsed. This led New York to rework the bridge to prevent similar forces to those that took down the Tacoma Narrows from doing the same to the Bronx-Whitestone.
Since about 1965, the way to the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge has been marked by special seven-sided, orange, blue, and white markers. These contain the words “BRONX WHITESTONE BRIDGE”, along with an arrow pointing the way to the bridge. Our Bronx-Whitestone Bridge marker is a replica of one of these signs. It’s made using photographs of actual signs in the field as reference. Signs like this don’t come up on the collector’s market often—with our faithful replica, you can obtain an attractive decor item, without paying a premium thanks to low supply and high demand.
Our Bronx-Whitestone Bridge sign is printed on heavy 14-gauge steel, right here in the United States. It features a glossy, non-reflective coating that allows it to serve as an excellent display piece, indoors or outdoors. To make installation easy, we’ve also included pre-drilled mounting holes. You can get this sign in the following sizes:
- 12 in. × 12 in.
- 16 in. × 16 in.
- 24 in. × 24 in.
- 36 in. × 36 in.
- Any other size by placing a custom order (see below!)
We can make replica markers like this one, using their authentic designs, for any of the bridges in the New York City area. We can also make directional signs, exit signs, city limit signs, route markers, and just about any kind of road sign, from New York or any other state! Got your mind on something you don’t see on our site? It’s easy to place a custom order! Just contact Jake to get started.