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Broadway Bridge

Broadway Bridge


The Broadway Bridge is a two level, vertical lift bridge with lanes for automobile traffic on the lower level and El trains on the upper level. It goes from just past 220th St. in Manhattan (a ten minute walk from Inwood Hill Park and Baker Field) and into the Bronx just south of 225th Street. This Bridge carries the 1 & 9 train lines which are what you might take if you were planning a trip to Van Courtlandt Park. Like most other bridges in the city, you’re allowed to walk across. ‘hehe, it’s a short walk though!….

Construction Duration: 1959-1960
Total Length (including approaches): 557 feet
Width: 84 feet
# of Traffic Lanes: 6
# of Subway Tracks: 3
Steel used in Construction: 2,500 tons
Cost to build: $13.4 million
Clearance above water: 25 feet

The Bridge opened on July 1, 1962.

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