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Meeker Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Penny Bridge view north from Meeker Ave Brooklyn

Herbert Maruska

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

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BH Photo #316082

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Newtown Creek on Meeker Avenue
Location
New York City, Queens County, New York, and Kings County, New York
Status
Removed but not replaced; stone abutments remain
History
Built 1890; Replaced 1939
Design
Through truss swing
Also called
Penny Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.72854, -73.93180   (decimal degrees)
40°43'43" N, 73°55'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/590205/4509172 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brooklyn
Inventory number
BH 65995 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,228)
Built 1890 (226)
Built during 1890s (2,489)
Kings County, New York (53)
Lost (18,949)
Lost 1939 (33)
Lost during 1930s (363)
Movable (2,712)
New York (3,247)
New York City, New York (272)
Queens County, New York (71)
Swing (1,251)
Through truss (12,952)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • February 18, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 13, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

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