Rating:
No votes cast

Triborough Bronx Kill Truss Bridge

Photos 

Triborough Bronx Kill Truss Bridge

looking east

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs in April 2019

License: Released into public domain

Enlarge

BH Photo #446187

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge with polygonal span over Bronx Kill on Interstate 278
Location
New York City, Bronx County, New York, and New York County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936; rehabilitated 2004
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Othmar Ammann of Feuerthalen, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge with polygonal span; designed for conversion to lift bridge if Bronx Kill became navigable
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 383.0 ft.
Total length: 1,600.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Bronx Kill Truss Bridge
Robert F. Kennedy Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.79884, -73.91890   (decimal degrees)
40°47'56" N, 73°55'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/591199/4516989 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81103 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 10, 2018: Added by Amanda

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Triborough Bronx Kill Truss Bridge
Posted April 12, 2018, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Fair enough, I only mentioned it because I brought up the same question a couple of years ago when I listed it as the Robert F Kennedy Bridge and the thought at the time was, It was an approach. Things change, I understand, just trying to be consistent.

Royce

Triborough Bronx Kill Truss Bridge
Posted April 11, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

In truth, this probably is a separate structure that should be listed separately. I was on the fence about it for a while. But, listing it separately does go against the historical precedent on this website. Thus, if somebody wants to separate a couple of bridges They should probably signal their intention to head of time. Doing so would likely prevent some backlash.

Triborough Bronx Kill Truss Bridge
Posted April 11, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I also agree with Matt and Amanda. Looking at bridges such as the MacArthur Bridge in Saint Louis, it consists of a number of different approaches which were built at different times. Most of these viaducts include trusses of all types and sizes. These networks of bridges are some very interesting structures.

Triborough Bronx Kill Truss Bridge
Posted April 11, 2018, by Matt Lohry

Although I know it's not the protocol that's typically followed on this website, I wholeheartedly agree with Amanda, especially with these long bridges where there are more than one significant bridge type with long distances of non-significant concrete in between them. The reason for this is that when these are all placed into a single entry, it's easy to overlook one significant part of a bridge when a different significant part is what is shown on the front page. I think that each portion deserves its own page so that the page can focus on the details of its own type. It's very easy for bridge pages to get cluttered up with confusing information when they are all placed together. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is entered as one whole bridge, but I think it would be much more effective to have the eastern truss portion and the western suspension portion entered separately, simply because they are each their own significant types that are worthy of their own entries, single bridge or not. Now the new eastern China-made span is one I couldn't care less about, but the old truss bridge was definitely significant and noteworthy on its own.

Triborough Bronx Kill Truss Bridge
Posted April 11, 2018, by Anonymous

I am with the Haleys. This page should not have been created.

Triborough Bronx Kill Truss Bridge
Posted April 11, 2018, by Anonymous

Lumpers and Splitters - one man's separate bridge is another man's approach span.

Triborough Bronx Kill Truss Bridge
Posted April 10, 2018, by Anonymous

Only added today? I am surprised that this bridge was not on here already.