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Riverside Drive Manhattan Valley Viaduct

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Riverside Drive Manhattan Valley Viaduct

Looking south under the viaduct in October, 2007

(c) 2007 by Michael Minn

View this photo at michaelminn.net

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Overview
Steel arch viaduct carrying Riverside Drive over 125th-134th Streets (Manhattan Valley)
Location
New York City, New York County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900; rehabilitated 1961 and 1988
Builder
- F. Stuart Williamson
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
26 steel arch spans carry Riverside Drive over Manhattan Valley, a natural fault line valley.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 128.9 ft.
Total length: 1,808.8 ft.
Deck width: 59.7 ft.
Also called
Riverside Drive Viaduct
Riverside Drive Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.81861, -73.95972   (decimal degrees)
40°49'07" N, 73°57'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/587729/4519142 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Inventory numbers
NY 2246660 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26439 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 80.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
2,307

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • July 15, 2008: New photo from Michael Minn

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