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NYC - 69th Street Transfer Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Dmadeo

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BH Photo #221233

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Hudson River on railroad
Location
New York City, New York County, New York
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1911
Railroad
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Pony/through plate girder
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, 2003
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.77923, -73.98959   (decimal degrees)
40°46'45" N, 73°59'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/585260/4514741 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Inventory numbers
NRHP 03000577 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 50373 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • September 22, 2016: New Street View added by Luke
  • January 5, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • January 10, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Hudson River", "New York Central Railroad"
  • January 18, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Bridge is actually in New York County
  • December 1, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

New York Central Railroad 69th Street Transfer Bridge
Posted December 1, 2011, by Gary Sprandel (jaidite [at] aol [dot] com)

That's not actually a bridge in the sense of a structure connecting one shore to another but is actually a car float loading bridge.

The overhead structure would raise the bridge to allow a car float (a barge with 2 to 3 rail tracks on it)to dock and maintain level loading as a locomotive spotted freight cars on the barge,once loaded a NYC tug boat would ferry the float to the other side.