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Greenpoint Avenue Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Published prior to 1923

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BH Photo #363516

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Newtown Creek on Greenpoint Avenue
Location
Queens County, New York, and Kings County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1900; Burned down in the Locust Hill Oil Refinery disaster 1919
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73315, -73.94052   (decimal degrees)
40°43'59" N, 73°56'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/589463/4509674 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brooklyn
Inventory number
BH 73521 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1900 (899)
Built during 1900s (6,349)
Kings County, New York (53)
Lost (18,933)
Lost 1919 (24)
Lost during 1910s (335)
Movable (2,711)
New York (3,245)
Queens County, New York (71)
Replaced by new bridge (12,561)
Swing (1,250)
Through truss (12,948)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,811)
Truss (29,543)

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2016: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler