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Willis Avenue Bridge

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Willis Avenue Bridge

Viewed from the southwest approach in March, 2005

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

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Overview
Lost swing bridge over Harlem River on Willis Avenue in New York
Location
New York City, New York County, New York, and Bronx County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1901; rehabilitated 1987; Replaced 2010
Design
Swing through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 2,060.8 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80382, -73.92888   (decimal degrees)
40°48'14" N, 73°55'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/590349/4517531 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Inventory numbers
NY 2240059 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26455 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2010)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 88.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
59,315

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 26, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 14, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • July 26, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • July 15, 2008: New photo from Michael Minn

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Willis Avenue Bridge
Posted November 21, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Time lapse of the replacement moving down the river and being placed.

(mute if you enjoy music)

http://vimeo.com/19020956