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Pondfield Road Bridge

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Statement of Significance 

Written by Nathan Holth

This is the first of a number of concrete rigid-frame bridges built on the Bronx River Parkway. The first of its kind in the country, this bridge introduced the concrete rigid-frame bridge into the United States which had been pioneered by German engineers and the Brazilian Emilia Baumgart.

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Overview
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Bronx River Parkway (NY 907G) on Pondfield Road (Formerly Swain Street)
Location
Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1922
Builder
- Arthur G. Hayden (Design)
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 46.9 ft.
Total length: 50.9 ft.
Deck width: 39.7 ft.
Also called
Swain Street Undercrossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.94377, -73.83830   (decimal degrees)
40°56'38" N, 73°50'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/597784/4533164 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Vernon
Inventory numbers
NY 3348860 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 60295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 74.7 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • March 18, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • March 18, 2014: Essay added by Nathan Holth

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