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Marine Parkway Bridge

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Bridge Partially Raised

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Overview
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over Rockaway Inlet on Marine Parkway in New York
Location
New York City, Kings County, New York, and Queens County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936; rehabilitated 2001
Builder
- David B. Steinman of New York, New York
Design
Vertical lift Through truss
Dimensions
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
Inventory numbers
NY 5521240 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26203 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
20,271

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

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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.