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Bronx Whitestone Bridge

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Photo taken by Kent Findley

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Overview
Suspension bridge over East River on I-678 in New York
Location
New York City, Bronx County, New York, and Queens County, New York
Status
Open to six lanes of traffic
History
Opened to traffic April 29, 1939
Builders
- Leon Moisseiff of Riga, Latvia
- Othmar Ammann of Feuerthalen, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 2,300.0 ft.
Total length: 7,132.2 ft. (1.4 mi.)
Deck width: 61.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
Whitestone Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80306, -73.83028   (decimal degrees)
40°48'11" N, 73°49'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/598668/4517552 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Flushing
Inventory numbers
NY 5521229 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 25764 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 58.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
105,447

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2015: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 2, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 16, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • January 31, 2008: New photos from Kent Findley

Sources 

  • HAER NY-308 - Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, Spanning East River between Whitestone, Queens & the Bronx, Bronx, Bronx County, NY
  • Wikipedia
  • Kent Findley - kent [dot] findley [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Bronx Whitestone Bridge
Posted February 12, 2007, by kent findley (kent [dot] findley [at] francisalee [dot] com)

I was on the way back from upstate and had a little time so I stop and took this picture.