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Alexander Hamilton Bridge

Alexander Hamilton Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 12, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
I-95 and US-1 Over Harlem River
Location
New York: The Bronx, New York and Manhattan, New York: United States
Structure Type
Metal Solid Ribbed Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1963 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1975
Main Span Length
555 Feet (169.16 Meters)
Structure Length
2375 Feet (723.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
96 Feet (29.26 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
1066889

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This bridge, having been built in the 1960s, is not a very old bridge to be considered historic, however as a large steel arch bridge it does indeed have some historic value. In addition, it is an attractive structure, and it does feature rivets as the primary (if not exclusive) fastener type on the bridge. Rivets are now a historic fastener type, only used in high quality historic bridge restoration projects. It also is visually appropriate for its location, since it compliments the two much older historic arch bridges nearby on the Harlem River.

Structurally, this bridge is two arch bridges side by side sharing a single deck.

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