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NYNJ Bay Ridge Car Float Bridge

Photo 

NYNJ Bay Ridge Car Float Bridge

looking northwest

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License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #491565

Description 

Reconstructed Brooklyn NY terminal of NYNJ Rail, a short line marine railroad that principally operates a freight rail car ferry service across New York Harbor from NYNJ's 65th Street Rail Yard in Brooklyn (shown here), to its Greenville Yard in Jersey City NJ. It interconnects with numerous freight railroads at each end.

NYNJ Rail is now owned by the Port Authority of NY&NJ. It hopes to divert some truck traffic from its overloaded road crossings of the Hudson River.

This terminal, and the carferry service, was originally built by the New Haven Line, and was abandoned in the 1970s with successive railroad mergers and discontinuations.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over New York Harbor on rail car float
Location
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
The four New Haven transfer bridges were removed in the 1970's; current bridges rebuilt in 1999.
Railroads
- New York New Jersey Rail (NYNJ)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Ferry with pony plate girder approach landing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.64390, -74.03240   (decimal degrees)
40°38'38" N, 74°01'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/581813/4499677 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92248 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2021: Updated by Roger Deschner: Addeed catefory "Ferry"; added description and link to official website
  • February 24, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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