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|Carries||8 lanes of roadway, 2 tracks of the New York City Subway, pedestrians, and bicycles|
|Locale||Manhattan and Brooklyn, in New York City|
|Maintained by||New York City Department of Transportation|
|Design||Suspension bridge and truss causeways|
|Total length||7,308 feet (2,227 m)|
|Width||118 feet (36 m)|
|Longest span||1,600 feet (490 m)|
|Clearance above||10 feet 6 inches (3.2 m) (inner roadways only)|
|Clearance below||135 feet (41 m) at mean high water|
|Designer||Leffert L. Buck|
|Opened||December 19, 1903|
|Daily traffic||106,783 (2008)|
History[change | change source]
In 2003, the bridge turned 100 years old. On June 22, 2003, people held a party on the bridge to celebrate the bridge's age. In 2009, the bridge was made a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
Train tracks[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes 2008" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. March 2010. p. 63. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- "Williamsburg Bridge". nycroads.com. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
- "New Bridge in a Glory of Fire; Wind-Up of Opening Ceremonies a Brilliant Scene". The New York Times. December 20, 1903. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
- Lyall, Sarah (April 13, 1988). "The Williamsburg Bridge Is Shut For 2 Weeks as Cracks Are Found". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
- "Williamsburg Bridge, New York, NY". Bikes Belong. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- Mitchell, Ellen (June 19, 2003). "A 100-Year Span Gets Its Big Moment". Newsday.
- "Williamsburg Bridge". ASCE Metropolitan Section. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
- Brennan, Joseph. "Williamsburg Bridge Railway Terminal". Retrieved 2010-02-27.