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Abandoned LIRR - Metropolitan Avenue Overpass

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Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Metropolitan Avenue on Abandoned Long Island Railroad
Location
New York City, Queens County, New York
Status
Abandoned, Proposed to become a rail-trail corridor
Future prospects
Entire corridor from Rego park to Ozone Park is proposed to be converted into the QueensWay trail corridor.
History
Built 1909
Railroads
- Long Island Railroad (LIRR)
- Rapid Transit
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 110.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.71139, -73.85722   (decimal degrees)
40°42'41" N, 73°51'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/596528/4507347 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jamaica
Inventory numbers
NY 7705680 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 63635 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1976)
17,900

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke