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Shore Road Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Hutchinson River on Shore Road in New York
Location
New York City, Bronx County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1945
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 838.0 ft.
Deck width: 39.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.86222, -73.81556   (decimal degrees)
40°51'44" N, 73°48'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/599821/4524137 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Flushing
Inventory numbers
NY 2240200 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 25786 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 7.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
22,519

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 6, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added common name
  • October 6, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 29, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 11, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Shore Road Bridge
Posted August 11, 2010, by Allan Beller (Skipbeller [at] aol [dot] com)

I used to live nearby and bicycled across this bridge for more than 20 years.

The bridge was extensively rebuilt in 1986 or 1987, closed to traffic from early spring till about September.

The arched approaches were torn down to the arches themselves and new material used to restore the roadway, and the bascule mechanism refitted with a new motor.

After the rebuilding, at first it would take about 30 minutes for the bridge to open and close, it was explained that a temporary low power motor was being used.

Then a few weeks later it was again able to open and close in about 1 minute.

Considering how much effort was spent, I find it hard to believe it is now considered structurally deficient, unless it refers to the central bascule span which didn't seem to have any significant work done on it at the time (except for replacement of the motor)