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Queensboro Bridge

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Queensboro Bridge

Viewed from the southwest (Manhattan side) in March, 2005

(c) 2005 by Michael Minn (michaelminn.com)

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Overview
Cantilevered through truss bridge over East River on NY 25 in New York
Location
New York City, Queens County, New York, and New York County, New York
Status
Open to a total of 10 lanes of traffic
History
Opened to traffic March 30, 1909
Builders
- Gustav Lindenthal of Brno, Cisleithania, Austro-Hungarian Empire (Now known as Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic)
- Snare & Triest Co. of New York City, New York (Manhattan Approach)
Design
Cantilevered through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,182.0 ft.
Total length: 3,724.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
59th Street Bridge (common name)
Blackwell's Island Bridge (original name)
Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (Official name since March 2011)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75683, -73.95433   (decimal degrees)
40°45'25" N, 73°57'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/588265/4512289 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Inventory numbers
NRHP 78001879 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 26672 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 89.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
102,592

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • August 22, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added official name.
  • July 15, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 2, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • July 15, 2008: New photo from Michael Minn

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Queensboro Bridge
Posted July 31, 2010, by James Simmons

Is this the bridge in the movie Salt?

Queensboro Bridge
Posted April 17, 2008, by Kevin Wong (R36Redbird [at] yahoo [dot] com)

More images:

The second and third of this set cover the outer north pedestrian lane, the next two give a detail of the Queens tower and the last is a view of the bridge from the Queens side.

Queensboro Bridge
Posted August 4, 2007, by Kevin Wong (R36Redbird [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Lower Level:

Queensboro Bridge
Posted August 4, 2007, by Kevin Wong (R36Redbird [at] yahoo [dot] com)

West main span 1182 feet

Center span (Roosevelt Island) 630 feet

East main span 684 feet

Total length from abutment to abutment 7449 feet.

Upper level 4 reversible lanes (max clearance 12'-no trucks). 4 lanes lower lanes, plus one south outer lane (eastbound only) and north outer lane dedicated for pedestrians and bicycles.

Queensboro Bridge images, including the upper level: