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Abandoned LIRR - 101st Avenue Overpass

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Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over 101st Avenue on Abandoned Long Island Railroad Rockaway Branch
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
Abandoned in the 1950s after a fire damaged a bridge over Jamaica Bay.
Railroads
- Long Island Railroad (LIRR)
- Rapid Transit
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 73.8 ft.
Total length: 2,805.9 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.68529, -73.84226   (decimal degrees)
40°41'07" N, 73°50'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/597830/4504466 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NY 7705620 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 70228 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
15,000

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2015: New Street View added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke