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Bruckner Expressway Bridge

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Bronx River Bridge

New York

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #284403

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Bronx River on I-278 (Bruckner Expressway) in New York
Location
New York City, Bronx County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1952; rehabilitated 1975
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 95.8 ft.
Total length: 174.9 ft.
Deck width: 49.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82250, -73.88417   (decimal degrees)
40°49'21" N, 73°53'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/594095/4519652 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
55,675
Inventory numbers
NY 2066671 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 25756 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 62.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2015: Updated by Douglas Butler: Added picture
  • May 29, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

Bruckner Expressway Bridge
Posted November 18, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nathan:

Don't worry about the trolls on here. The nasty comment that somebody left has been deleted. Unfortunately there have been a few trolls that have popped up on here every now and then. That seems to happen to just about every message board on the internet.

Trust me, I have had plenty of grenades thrown at me back in the day. The best thing to do is just keep contributing and ignore the one or two anonymous negative people who come crawling out of the woodwork on occasion.

Bruckner Expressway Bridge
Posted November 18, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, Sure. Iíll stop commenting about bridges since youíre asking me nicely.

Bruckner Expressway Bridge
Posted November 1, 2017, by Don Morrison

Like Robert, I have chosen to ignore those comments as simple observations and move on.

I do recognize others' complaints, though. It is not within the scope of this forum to suggest replacement, we do not make those decisions, nor do we typically favor replacement.

I sometimes wonder if one of the regulars here is posting comments that others seem to find annoying under two names.

My observation is that this particular bridge has a technical drawing, but not a photo. (So far.)

Bruckner Expressway Bridge
Posted October 31, 2017, by Anonymous

I'm not gonna die on this hill, just seconding that it's unnessecary, not to mention counterintuitive to historic preservation, a goal espoused by many here.

Bruckner Expressway Bridge
Posted October 31, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Eh, I figure that there a bigger hills to die on...

I also figured that some movable bridges will eventually get replaced by non movable ones. In fact it is happening already. The Pocahontas bridge in Arkansas comes to mind. I drove over that one not realizing how soon it was going to get blown up.

Bruckner Expressway Bridge
Posted October 31, 2017, by Luke

Or we can make it known that he doesn't need to comment on every single movable bridge entry, implying they need replacement because they aren't opened

Bruckner Expressway Bridge
Posted October 31, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If his comments are factually incorrect, then we can correct them them. If they are neutral then just ignore and keep scrolling if they bother you. No need to drop bad words...

Bruckner Expressway Bridge
Posted October 31, 2017, by Luke

I'm going to have concur.

Not with Robert, but with telling Nathan to stop, as his comments don't really add anything of value to the site.

Bruckner Expressway Bridge
Posted October 31, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Let's keep it family friendly...

Bruckner Expressway Bridg
Posted October 31, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

I thought this bridge still operates, but since the traffic signals are no longer there, it looks like it no longer operates. I think itís time to get this vintage movable span replaced with no draw span.