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Roosevelt Island Bridge
Welfare Island Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: October 10, 2019
New York: Manhattan, New York and Queens, New York: United States
Main Span Length
418.0 Feet (127.4 Meters)
958.0 Feet (292 Meters)
34 Feet (10.36 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
and 7 Approach Span(s)
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This vertical lift bridge provides the only direct vehicular access to Roosevelt Island. The bridge does not operate for boats very often, reportedly most openings occur during the United Nations General Assembly when the west channel of the East River is closed to marine traffic for security. The bridge cost $6,498,255.13 to build, and opened May 18, 1955.
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