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Outerbridge Crossing


Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #160347

Street View 


Cantilevered through truss bridge over Arthur Kill on NY 440/NJ 440; the bridge was named for Eugenius Harvey Outerbridge, the first chairman of the then–Port of New York Authority


Cantilevered through truss bridge over Arthur Kill on NY 440/NJ 440 between Perth Amboy and Staten Island in New York
New York City, Richmond County, New York, and Middlesex County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Opened to traffic June 29, 1928
- J.A.L. Waddell of Port Hope, Canada
- Port Authority of NY&NJ
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 375.0 ft.
Total length: 2,099.8 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 39.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.52472, -74.24750   (decimal degrees)
40°31'29" N, 74°14'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/563739/4486270 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Arthur Kill
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
NY 5523069 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26716 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2021: Updated by Luke: Removed superfluous "J.A.L. Waddell-designer" category
  • August 16, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 20, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 2, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • April 2, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith


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