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Marine Parkway Bridge


Bridge Partially Raised

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BH Photo #243240


Street View 


Vertical-lift through truss bridge over Rockaway Inlet on Marine Parkway in New York
New York City, Kings County, New York, and Queens County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1936; rehabilitated 2001
- David B. Steinman of New York, New York
Vertical lift Through truss
Length of largest span: 539.7 ft.
Total length: 3,985.1 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57222, -73.88417   (decimal degrees)
40°34'20" N, 73°53'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/594448/4491869 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coney Island
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
NY 5521240 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26203 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 22, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 19, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • November 19, 2012: New photos from Nathan Holth



Marine Parkway Bridge
Posted November 20, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

FYI, for those of you who were pondering, the plane on the barge in picture #1 is the Concorde

Marine Parkway Bridge
Posted November 19, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

I added a couple more from the Wikipedia page.

Marine Parkway Bridge
Posted November 19, 2012, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I was disturbed that this David Steinman masterpiece had no photographic representation here nor on HistoricBridges.org. So I added a couple photos from MTA. This bridge has one of the most unusual yet beautiful tower designs I have seen.