Broadway Bridge

Ranked #153 on the list Best Bridge of All Time

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About Broadway Bridge

  • Body Of Water Spanned: Harlem River
  • Bridge Type: Lift bridge
  • Locale: Manhattan

The Broadway Bridge in New York City crosses the Harlem River Ship Canal between Inwood and Marble Hill, both parts of Manhattan (the latter on the mainland and attached to the Bronx because of the rerouting of the Harlem River). It is named the Broadway Bridge because it carries Broadway, which is designated as US 9 here. The bridge also carries the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line above the road. Immediately to the north of the bridge along this line is the Marble Hill – 225th Street station. Before the Harlem River was rerouted, the bridge in the area was named Kings Bridge, crossing the river on the border between Marble Hill and the Bronx. The Boston Post Road and Albany Post Road crossed this bridge. A later bridge, opened on January 1, 1895, spanned the canal. The present Broadway Bridge (opened on July 1, 1962) has a navigable channel 304 feet (93 m) wide providing 136 feet (41 m) of vertical clearance when the bridge is in the open position. In the down position, the bridge provides 24 feet (7.3 m) of vertical clearance. An earlier incarnation of the Broadway Bridge, that was being replaced by a new double-level structure**, was reused to create the University Heights

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