Vertical lift bridge that replaced a deteriorated 1903 bascule bridge. The lift span is 82 feet to provide a channel width of 60 feet under three lanes of traffic and two sidewalks. When raised, the lift span provides a vertical clearance of 60 feet above mean high water. Because the bridge sits underneath another bridge, the normal configuration of two counterweights over the roadway on either side was not possible while providing the maximum clearance, necessitating the unusual use of four counterweights - one on each pillar.
Length of largest span: 81.7 ft.
Total length: 109.9 ft.
Deck width: 34.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.67389, -73.99639(decimal degrees) 40°40'26" N, 73°59'47" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
NY 2240240 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26208 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Excellent(9 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Excellent(9 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Good(7 out of 9) Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 72.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
May 16, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
December 15, 2008: Updated by Michael Minn: Bridge is entirely new, not a renovation of the 1903 bascule bridge