Monday, November 23, 2009

Henry Hudson Bridge

Henry Hudson Bridge, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

The Henry Hudson Bridge is a steel arch toll bridge in New York City across the Spuyten Duyvil Creek, a tidal strait. It connects the Spuyten Duyvil section of The Bronx with the northern end of Manhattan to the south. On the Manhattan side, it touches Inwood Hill Park. The bridge has two roadway levels carrying an aggregate of seven traffic lanes, the lower level having been opened to traffic in 1936 and the upper level in 1938. It was designed by David B. Steinman (in realization of his PhD thesis) and built by the American Bridge Company at an original cost of $4,949,000 for the original single deck structure. A second deck had been designed in and was added in 1938 at an additional cost of approximately $2,000,000.

On April 25th, 2009, I took the "three hour tour" on Circle Line Tours in New York City.

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