Streams

New Willis Avenue Bridge Sidles Up to Old Bridge

Monday, August 09, 2010

The new Willis Avenue replacement bridge floated up the river to its current location in upper Harlem at the end of July, but was raised off the barge Monday morning.

The old bridge was built in 1901 and connects the Major Deegan Expressway in the South Bronx to the FDR Drive in Harlem.

About 70,000 vehicles cross the bridge each day. The Department of Transportation says the new bridge will be open to traffic this fall.

Photo by Daniel P. Tucker

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by