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Macombs Dam Bridge

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Macombs Dam Bridge

Macombs Dam Bridge viewed from the southwest in March of 2005

(c) 2005 by Michael Minn (michaelminn.com)

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Overview
Swing bridge over Harlem River on E. 155th Street in New York
Location
New York City, New York County, New York, and Bronx County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1895; rehabilitated 2003
Builders
- Alfred P. Boller of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Passaic Rolling Mill Co. of Paterson, New Jersey
- Sooysmith & Co. of New York (Substructure)
- Steward & McDermott
Design
412-foot swing span over the Harlem River with a truss span on the east bank over the Metro-North railroad tracks.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 220.2 ft.
Total length: 3,275.1 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Also called
Central Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82806, -73.93472   (decimal degrees)
40°49'41" N, 73°56'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/589824/4520215 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Inventory numbers
NY 1240090 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26429 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 51.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
96,224

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • January 29, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 29, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 18, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 15, 2008: Updated by Michael Minn

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