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Williamsburg Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1896
Completion: 19 December 1903
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location: , , ,
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Crosses:
  • East River
Coordinates: 40° 42' 48.46" N    73° 58' 18.63" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 488 m

Materials

cables steel
deck steel
pylons steel

Chronology

10 November 1902

A fire starts in a workers shack on one of the towers and spreads to the cables. The damaged cable sections are repaired by splicing.

19 December 1903

Opening ceremony

Participants

Architecture
Material supplier

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000514
  • Date created
    17/11/1999
  • Last Update
    18/06/2016