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Macombs Dam Bridge


Macombs Dam Bridge

Macombs Dam Bridge viewed from the southwest in March of 2005

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


BH Photo #117461


Street Views 


Swing bridge over Harlem River on E. 155th Street in New York
New York City, New York County, New York, and Bronx County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1895; rehabilitated 2003
- Alfred P. Boller of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Passaic Rolling Mill Co. of Paterson, New Jersey
- Sooysmith & Co. of New York (Substructure)
- Steward & McDermott
412-foot swing span over the Harlem River with a truss span on the east bank over the Metro-North railroad tracks.
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
NY 1240090 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26429 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 52 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • December 8, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 3, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 23, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 19, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • February 21, 2018: New photo from Dave King
  • 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