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NYC - Harlem River Swing Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #353488

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on New York Central Railroad
Location
New York City, New York County, New York, and Bronx County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1896; Replaced 1954
Builders
- Alfred P. Boller of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Design)
- Passaic Rolling Mill Co. of Paterson, New Jersey (Approaches)
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania (Main Span)
Railroad
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 310.0 ft.
Total length: 626.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.81108, -73.93348   (decimal degrees)
40°48'40" N, 73°56'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/589952/4518332 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 72175 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 13, 2016: Added by Luke

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