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Terrace Bridge

Bridge 1, Bethesda Terrace Bridge

Terrace Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 3, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Center Drive (Terrace Drive) Over Pedestrian Plaza (The Mall)
Location
New York: Manhattan, New York: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1863 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
29.0 Feet (8.8 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge has the appearance of an arch bridge as you approach it, but the actual structure is supported by iron girders which are not visible and are hidden by architectural features of the structure. The unusual structure is elaborately ornamented with decorative tiles and carvings. Wikipedia states that "The upper deck is supported by 24-inch-deep (61 cm) iron girders set 6 feet 11.25 inches (211.46 cm) apart."

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