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Amtrak - 31st Street Bridge

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Amtrak - 31st Street Bridge

looking north on 31st Street

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs in May 2020

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #472018

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Description 

This bridge is part of the eastern approach to Hell Gate Bridge; similar arches are at 29th, 33rd, 36th, 37th and 38th Streets.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over 31st Street and BMT Subway on Amtrak and CSX
Location
New York City, Queens County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Connecting Railroad (NYCN)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Span length: 128.9 ft.
Total length: 128.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.77472, -73.91222   (decimal degrees)
40°46'29" N, 73°54'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/591795/4514318 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Inventory numbers
NY 7705210 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26664 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 7, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 26, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein

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