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Wards Island Bridge

Wards Island Vertical Lift Bridge, New York City.

General Information

Structural Type: Vertical lift bridge
Function / usage: Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)
Completed in: 1951
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, North America
  • Harlem River
Coordinates: 40° 47' 10.00" N    73° 56' 14.00" W

Technical Information


total length 285.6 m
length of movable span 100.6 m


towers steel
girders steel



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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20003494
Created: 09/06/2002
Last Updated: 29/07/2014