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Goethals Bridge

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Overview
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Arthur Kill on I-278 in New York City
Location
New York City, Richmond County, New York, and Union County, New Jersey
Status
Closed, in process of demolition June 2017
Future prospects
Replacement bridge broke ground May, 2014. Demolition of historic bridge slated for 2017. Historic bridge closed to traffic June 9, 2017 and dismantling begun.
History
Opened to traffic June 29, 1928. Closed to traffic June 9, 2017 as replacement opened.
Builder
- J.A.L. Waddell of Port Hope, Canada (Design Engineer)
Design
Cantilevered through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 336.0 ft.
Total length: 1,152.0 ft.
Deck width: 39.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.63568, -74.19670   (decimal degrees)
40°38'08" N, 74°11'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/567930/4498625 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elizabeth
Inventory numbers
NY 5523059 (New York State bridge identification number)
NBI #000000005523059
BH 26715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 48.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
76,035

Update Log 

  • June 19, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge closed, dismantling begun
  • December 6, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 2, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • May 8, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added demo plan details.
  • November 2, 2013: New photos from Tony Dillon

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Comments 

Goethals Bridge
Posted March 21, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks nathan.I do remember reading something about a cable stayed bridge.Do you know what they might do with the old bridge?

Goethals Bridge
Posted March 20, 2016, by Nathan Holth (Nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes this bridge is being replaced with cable stayed bridge.

Goethals Bridge
Posted March 20, 2016, by Nathan Holth (Nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes this bridge is being replaced with cable stayed bridge.

Goethals Bridge
Posted March 19, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I saw this article in the Reading Eagle printed on 3-19-16.A local company in Schuykill county pa. is manufacturing prestressed beams for this bridge.The article did not mention if the bridge is being rehabbed or a new bridge is being built.If anyone knows if a new bridge is being built it would be news to me.

Goethals Bridge
Posted November 7, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

The Google-mobile stops before and then resumes after crossing this bridge. So what do they not want you to see from this bridge? The shipping containers to the North? A row of buildings? Some entity is trying really hard not to get any photography of this area.

In the post 9-11 world where everyone is supposed to know everything ... no secrets ... what do they have to hide? Is there a conspiracy? Are they working against America?

Goethals Bridge
Posted November 7, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

One of a couple unusual police encounters I have had recently photographing bridges occurred here. Was approached by a port authority cop and photography of the bridge was not allowed. It is my understanding of USA law that with a couple exceptions (military bases, nuclear power plants) if you are on public property you can photo whatever you want. Of course, I had still managed to shoot hundreds of photos including 0.5 second interval still photos over the bridge with my GoPro.

Goethals Bridge
Posted November 3, 2013, by Zachary S

And so another increasingly rare and impressive major cantilever is slated to be replaced with yet another mundane and rather run-of-the-mill cable-stayed bridge. Lovely.

*headdesk*

Goethals Bridge
Posted November 2, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

According to Wikipedia this bridge is doomed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goethals_Bridge