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155th Street Viaduct

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155th Street Viaduct crossing the elevated railway at 8th Avenue New York

Photo taken from The Street Railway Journal - May 1892

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BH Photo #502235

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge
Location
New York, New York County, New York
History
Built 1893
Builders
- Alfred P. Boller of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Designer)
- Hecla Iron Works of Brooklyn, New York (Subcontractor ornamental railing and staircases)
- Herbert Steward (Contractor)
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania (Subcontractor metal work)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 1,400.0 ft.
Deck width: 62.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82954, -73.93836   (decimal degrees)
40°49'46" N, 73°56'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/589515/4520376 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93808 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 1, 2021: Added by Dave King

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