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LIRR - DB/BLISS Drawbridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Matt Green

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #276561

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Dutch Kills Creek on Long Island Railroad
Location
New York City, Queens County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1893;
Builder
- Pencoyd Bridge & Construction Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Long Island Railroad (LIRR)
- New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
LIRR - Dutch Kills Creek Swing Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73814, -73.94497   (decimal degrees)
40°44'17" N, 73°56'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/589080/4510223 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brooklyn
Inventory number
BH 60024 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder from smashed plaque
  • March 5, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • March 1, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler