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Westchester Avenue Drawbridge

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Westchester Avenue over Bronx River

looking northwest circa 1939

Photo from National Archives

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #446707

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Bronx River on Westchester Avenue
Location
New York City, Bronx County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Public Works Administration
Design
Deck plate girder; converted to fixed span
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82822, -73.88380   (decimal degrees)
40°49'42" N, 73°53'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/594118/4520287 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84979 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bascule (1,037)
Bronx County, New York (93)
Deck girder (4,946)
Girder (8,932)
Movable (2,810)
New York (3,674)
New York City, New York (290)
Open (38,111)
Plate girder (6,794)
Public Works Administration (30)

Update Log 

  • May 7, 2019: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder
  • May 7, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 18, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke