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Ardsley/Popham Road Bronx River Bridge


Ardsley Road Bridge

Note the triangular shape of the piers and the stone clading that marks this structure as a Renaissance Revival design. The bridge was designed by Charles W. Stoughton and the design engineer was Arthur G. Hayden.

The bridge is referenced in Charles S. Whitney's 1929 book, Bridges: A Study In Their Art, Science and Evolution that was republished in 2002 as Bridges of the World and is shown in Plate 261.

This Renaissance Revival design influenced Whitney in his design of the Range Line Road Bridge in River Hills, Wisconsin.

Photo taken by John Reidy

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Street View 


Concrete arch bridge over Bronx River and Bronx River Parkway on Ardsley/Popham Road (CR 78) in Scarsdale
Westchester County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1924
Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 35.8 ft.
Total length: 42.0 ft.
Deck width: 34.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.98884, -73.81006   (decimal degrees)
40°59'20" N, 73°48'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/600093/4538199 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Vernon
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
NY 3348280 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 27082 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,823)
Bronx River (36)
Built 1924 (791)
Built during 1920s (10,398)
Closed-spandrel arch (4,332)
Deck arch (12,045)
Have street view (30,146)
New York (5,169)
Open (41,354)
Owned by county (21,924)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,445)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,664)
Westchester County, New York (246)

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 17, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • September 5, 2009: New photo from J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • John Reidy
  • Geoff Hubbs


Bronx River Bridge
Posted February 2, 2009, by John Reidy (jmreidy [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Twin spans over the Bronx River and the Bronx River Parkway. The river bank was extended out on one side to allow the bike path to pass underneath the bridge. A built-in stairway allows pedestrians to descend from street level to the bike path.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.