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Roosevelt Island Bridge

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Roosevelt Island Bridge

Viewed from the southwest in May, 2008

(c) 2008 by Michael Minn (michaelminn.com)

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BH Photo #117467

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Overview
Vertical lift bridge over East River at Roosevelt Island in New York
Location
New York City, New York County, New York, and Queens County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1955
Design
Vertical lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 418.0 ft.
Total length: 936.7 ft.
Deck width: 33.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Welfare Island Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.76328, -73.94557   (decimal degrees)
40°45'48" N, 73°56'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/588996/4513014 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
8,380
Inventory numbers
NY 2240640 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26444 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 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: 87.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2019: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: added Queens County
  • March 14, 2019: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: added original name of bridge
  • August 27, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: GPS fix
  • August 27, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 15, 2008: New photo from Michael Minn

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