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I-278 Huntspoint Amtrak Overpass

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Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in December 2016

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Overview
Baltimore through truss bridge over Amtrak; CSXTRR on I-278 Bruckner Expy and Bruckner Blvd
Location
New York City, Bronx County, New York
Status
Demolished and replaced. Removal completed 11-21-21.
Future prospects
https://www.amny.com/news/hunts-point-highway-project-1.3194...
History
Built 1908
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.7 ft.
Total length: 122.7 ft.
Deck width: 94.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82265, -73.88663   (decimal degrees)
40°49'22" N, 73°53'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/593887/4519666 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Inventory number
BH 73019 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 21, 2021: Updated by Patrick Gurwell: updated destruction date.
  • November 13, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • October 17, 2021: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • September 23, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demolished and replaced.
  • June 19, 2021: Updated by Patrick Gurwell: Updated Status
  • August 23, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • October 23, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 23, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder & date from plaque; Noted as doomed.
  • December 7, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 31, 2016: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

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Comments 

I-278 Huntspoint Amtrak Overpass
Posted June 17, 2021, by Patrick Gurwell (pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com)

Watching the video for the Sheridan Expressway removal and direct truck access to Hunts Point, the bridge has been removed from the renderings. Unfortunate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oiIqDrJGYE

If we are lucky, they may reuse it.

I-278 Huntspoint Amtrak Overpass
Posted June 17, 2021, by Patrick Gurwell (pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com)

Drove by this bridge today, roadwork goes around it right now, and the right side truss, heading West, is not there.

I feel that means both trusses will be removed, but hopefully they are rehabbing the span, and will replace.

Don't have a good feeling about it though.

I-278 Huntspoint Amtrak Overpass
Posted August 23, 2019, by Luke
Providence and Worcester Railroad I-278 Bridge
Posted August 1, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Well, since a Baltimore is a sub-type of a Pratt... I would roll with it.

Providence and Worcester Railroad I-278 Bridge
Posted August 1, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It is definitely a bizarre bridge. I have never seen anything like it. Sometimes the line between Pratt and Baltimore can be a bit blurry...

Providence and Worcester Railroad I-278 Bridge
Posted July 31, 2016, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Anyone have an opinion on type of truss, I have it listed as Baltimore.

Royce