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LI - LEAD Drawbridge


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Street Views 


Warren through truss bridge over Reynolds Channel on Long Island Railroad Long Beach Branch
Harbor Isle, Nassau County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1911 in Florida; Relocated here 1988;
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
- Commuter Rail
- Long Island Railroad (LI)
- New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
Warren through truss rolling lift
Also called
LI - Reynolds Channel Bridge
LI - Long Beach Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59557, -73.66147   (decimal degrees)
40°35'44" N, 73°39'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/613259/4494723 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 60017 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 14, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • June 23, 2019: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • November 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected related bridge from "predecessor" to "parts reused from"
  • November 18, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added build date & marked bridge as relocated
  • August 20, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 27, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • July 26, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 6, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • March 1, 2014: Added by K. A. Erickson

Related Bridges 


  • Geoff Hubbs
  • K. A. Erickson
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Railroad.net - Info
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


LIRR - LEAD Drawbridge - Boca Grande
Posted April 30, 2019, by Jim Courtright (jimcourt1 [at] verizon [dot] net)

This rolling lift bridge started out life with the CH&N railroad circa 1910. It's one of TWO bridges on the trestle going from Placida to Gasparilla Island - BOCA GRANDE. It was dismantled in 1988 and taken by barge to the current location in NY. The base and control tower are still intact; it's used as a fishing pier. The original location is approx: N2649.714' W8215.999'

There was a second bridge on this trestle, a swing bridge which has been dismantled. The base is still there, as is most of the trestle across the span. Its approx location is N2648.965' W8216.318'

The rail span was used to bring phosphate from "bone valley" to ships at a pier in Boca Grande. Later an oil shipment facility used the pier and trestle.

BRIDGEHUNTER documents a current bridge on the Boca Grande causeway. This is a bridge for vehicular traffic, and runs parallel to the old railroad trestle.

LIRR - Long Beach Bridge
Posted March 1, 2014, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

He does.

I also found a swing bridge on the same RR in Queens.

LIRR - Long Beach Bridge
Posted March 1, 2014, by K. A. Erickson

Hi Luke ... I know you are online.


Upload the wiki image as you have in the past.

I am sure Douglas has a drawing. If not he will certainly be inspired to do so. Actually looking forward to it.