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Washington Bridge

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Washington Bridge

Viewed from the southwest in March, 2005

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

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Overview
Two-span steel arch bridge over Harlem River on 181st Street in New York
Location
New York City, New York County, New York, and Bronx County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1888; rehabilitated 1992
Builders
- Charles C. Schneider (Engineer)
- Passaic Rolling Mill Co. of Paterson, New Jersey
Design
Steel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 549.9 ft.
Total length: 1,684.8 ft.
Deck width: 67.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 22, 1983
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.84583, -73.92583   (decimal degrees)
40°50'45" N, 73°55'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/590550/4522198 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83001645 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
NY 2066919 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26448 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 75.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
52,708

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 14, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builers
  • July 15, 2008: New photo from Michael Minn

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