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Madison Avenue Bridge

Madison Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 12, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Madison Avenue Over Harlem River
Location
New York: The Bronx, New York and Manhattan, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1910 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1994
Main Span Length
300 Feet (91 Meters)
Structure Length
1,892 Feet (577 Meters)
Roadway Width
54 Feet (16.46 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
2240079

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The Harlem River used to have a number of historic swing bridges, but they have been slowly being demolished. The Madison Avenue Bridge however is a welcome change from that pattern, and it has been rehabilitated and remains in good condition. It is an attractive structure, although decorative finials were apparently removed from the top of the central portion of the truss span long ago.

Construction took from 1907 to 1910 on this bridge. The main span was apparently fabricated in 1908 since the American Bridge Company plaque lists that date. The name plaque on the top of the bridge lists 1909. The bridge actually opened to traffic in 1910.

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