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Bronx Whitestone Bridge


View looking west

Photo taken by Kent Findley


BH Photo #110796

Street Views 

Brief History 

From Wikipedia

After the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse, the bridge was reinforced with trusses, to weigh down and stiffen the bridge in an effort to reduce oscillation. The stiffening project was completed in 1947. In 2003, the MTA restored the classic lines of the bridge by removing the stiffening trusses and installing fiberglass fairing along both sides of the road deck.


Suspension bridge over East River on I-678 in New York
New York City, Bronx County, New York, and Queens County, New York
Open to six lanes of traffic
Opened to traffic April 29, 1939.
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Leon Moisseiff of Riga, Latvia
- Othmar Ammann of Feuerthalen, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland
Wire suspension
Length of largest span: 2,300.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Total length: 7,132.2 ft. (1.4 mi.)
Deck width: 61.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Whitestone Bridge
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80306, -73.83028   (decimal degrees)
40°48'11" N, 73°49'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/598668/4517552 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
NY 5521229 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 25764 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 58 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 18, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 28, 2019: Essay added by Geoff Hubbs
  • November 26, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 5, 2015: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 2, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 16, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • January 31, 2008: New photos from Kent Findley



Bronx Whitestone Bridge
Posted February 12, 2007, by kent findley (kent [dot] findley [at] francisalee [dot] com)

I was on the way back from upstate and had a little time so I stop and took this picture.