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CRCX - Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge

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Arthur Kill RR Lift Bridge

Photo taken by Adam Elmquist

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #259364

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Description 

The largest vertical lift bridge in the world, with a 558' long main span, 215' high towers and 135' clearance of lift span in raised position. The bridge crosses the Arthur Kill from Staten Island, NY (Richmond County) to Elizabethport, NJ (Union County).

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Arthur Kill on PATH (formerly B&O RR)
Location
New York City, Richmond County, New York, and Union County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1959; use suspended 1991; rehabilitated 2006; returned to service 2007
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail Shared Assets Operations (CRCX)
- Morristown & Erie Railway (ME)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 558.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.63745, -74.19538   (decimal degrees)
40°38'15" N, 74°11'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/568039/4498823 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elizabeth
Elevation
31 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48599 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 14, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 14, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
  • November 4, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 17, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 8, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 25, 2014: Updated by Luke: Conrail Shared Assets Operations has trackage rights
  • July 2, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • July 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Port Authority Trans-Hudson"
  • July 10, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 11, 2011: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

PATH Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge
Posted September 25, 2014, by Anonymous

Are you sure it's correct to call this PATH? It might be owned by the Port Authority but it doesn't seem like it's part of the PATH system, which is the passenger subway under the Hudson between Jersey City/Hoboken and Manhattan.

PATH Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge
Posted February 25, 2014, by Nathan Holth

Attached is a PDF with a Historic Survey Report for this bridge. Detailed information included. Editors with more time than I have can feel free to merge into the listing.

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