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Hell Gate Bridge

Photos 

Perspective View Of Hell Gate Bridge Looking West

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #137727

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Steel through arch bridge over Hell Gate (East River)
Location
Queens County, New York, and New York County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Originally the world's longest steel arch bridge until the Bayonne Bridge was opened in 1932
Builders
- David B. Steinman of New York, New York (Staff Engineer)
- Gustav Lindenthal of Brno, Cisleithania, Austro-Hungarian Empire (Now known as Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic) (Lead Engineer)
- Othmar Ammann of Feuerthalen, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland (Staff Engineer)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- New York Connecting Railroad (NYCN)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,017.0 ft.
Total length: 17,000.0 ft. (3.2 mi.)
Deck width: 100.0 ft.
Also called
New York Connecting Railroad Bridge
The East River Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.78265, -73.92194   (decimal degrees)
40°46'58" N, 73°55'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/590964/4515188 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Inventory numbers
NY 7705410 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26670 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 27, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • December 6, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 11, 2012: Photos imported by James Baughn
  • February 5, 2012: Photo imported by James Baughn
  • January 27, 2010: Posted additional HAER photos showing the approaches

Sources 

Comments 

Hell Gate Bridge
Posted March 22, 2017, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Built in conjunction with NY Penn Station; both were wonders but only the bridge still stands.

Regards,

Art S.

Hell Gate Bridge
Posted March 22, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Hell Gate Bridge
Posted April 2, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Found this picture of the bridge under construction on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/are-oh-why/9587210812/