This bridge is one of two similar pedestrian overpasses on the Belt Parkway. The bridge features an unusual but attractive steel arch design with the solid arch rib being a riveted built-up girder of variable depth, being more shallow at the crown of the arch. At the crown is the single hinge for the arch. The bridge features Art Deco style details that remains intact. The bridge retains original metal railings that have a streamlined design that emphasizes horizontal lines. The highly ornamental light standard at the south end of the bridge appears to be original as well.
This bridge is unfortunately slated for demolition and replacement as part of a major reconstruction of the parkway. One of the reasons is likely the low clearance this bridge provides for traffic. However, it is unclear why that is an issue as many of New York City's parkways are not open to truck traffic, unless the plan is to open this roadway to trucks after renovations, which likely may annoy commuters.
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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