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Madison Avenue Bridge

Madison Avenue Bridge


This swing bridge crosses over the Harlem River to connect Manhattan with the Bronx. There were many details involving the original building of the bridge before it was rebuilt later on…these details will come in time. The original structure was completed in 1885 and the following one in 1910.

The bridge’s ends are at: 138th St./Madison Ave in Manhattan & 138th St. in The Bronx.

Construction Duration: 1907-1910
Total Length (including approaches): 1,892 feet
Width: Over 54 feet
# of Traffic Lanes: 4
Cost to build: $2.2 million
Clearance above water: 25 feet

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