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Seen from Brooklyn in July 2017
|Carries||7 lanes of roadway, |
4 tracks of the trains of the New York City Subway, and bicycles
|Locale||New York City (Manhattan-Brooklyn)|
|Maintained by||New York City Department of Transportation|
|ID number||2240028 (upper)|
|Total length||6,855 ft (2,089 m)|
|Width||120 feet (37 m)|
|Height||336 ft (102 m) (towers)|
|Longest span||1,480 feet (451 m)|
|Clearance below||135 ft (41.1 m)|
|Designer||Leon Solomon Moisseiff|
|Constructed by||Othniel Foster Nichols|
|Opened||December 31, 1909|
|Daily traffic||85,084 (2016)|
|Toll||Free both ways|
The bridge is officially landmarked. It was made a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 2009.
References[change | change source]
- Manhattan Bridge at Structurae
- Jackson, Donald C. (1988). Great American Bridges and Dams. Wiley. p. 136. ISBN 0-471-14385-5.
- "New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. 2016. p. 9. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
- American Society of Civil Engineers Metropolitan Section (2014). "Manhattan Bridge". Historic Landmarks. New York City: American Society of Civil Engineers Metropolitan Section. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
- "Manhattan Bridge". ASCE Metropolitan Section. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Manhattan Bridge at Wikimedia Commons
- Manhattan Bridge at New York City Department of Transportation