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Williamsburg Bridge

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Williamsburgh Bridge

Viewed from the southwest (Manhattan bank of the East River) in March, 2005

(c) 2005 by Michael Minn

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Overview
Suspension bridge over East River on Delancey Street in New York
Location
New York City, Kings County, New York, and New York County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Opened to traffic December 19, 1903
Builders
- Henry Hornbostel
- Holton D. Robinson of Massena, New York
- Leffert L. Buck of Canton, New York
Railroads
- Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT)
- Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT)
- Nassau Electric Railroad (NER)
- New York Rapid Transit Corporation (NYRT)
- Rapid Transit
- Streetcar
- Subway
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,599.8 ft.
Total length: 6,668.3 ft. (1.3 mi.)
Deck width: 76.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.71381, -73.97233   (decimal degrees)
40°42'50" N, 73°58'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/586801/4507495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brooklyn
Inventory numbers
NY 2240039 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26212 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 48.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
83,867

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 20, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • August 10, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • December 28, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation", "New York Rapid Transit Corporation", "Brooklyn Rapid Transit"
  • March 13, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Subway"
  • February 5, 2012: Photos imported by James Baughn
  • December 1, 2010: New photo from Eric Root
  • April 2, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • July 15, 2008: New photo from Michael Minn

Sources 

  • HAER NY-128 - Williamsburg Bridge, Spanning East River at South Sixth Street between New York City & Brooklyn, New York, New York County, NY
  • Wikipedia
  • Michael Minn
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Eric Root - ejort [at] att [dot] net
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler