Tuesday, April 2, 2024

1895+1905+1960 US-9+IRT Subway Broadway Bridge over Harlem River at in New York, NY

1895: (Archived Bridge Hunter; HAER)
1960: (Archived Bridge Hunter; no Historic Bridges; Satellite)

Street View, Sep 2018


"The University Heights Bridge, a steel Pratt/Howe truss, pin-connected, rim bearing swing span draw, with Warren truss approach spans, is one of the oldest swing-type bridges and the third oldest major bridge in New York City. It is the work of some of America's most prominent late 19th. century engineers. Although the bridge originally was built at the northern end of Manhattan, continuing Broadway into the Bronx, it was moved to its present site in a complex process beginning in 1905. It is important as an example of circa 1900 bridge technology, and was a vital link in the extension of the Harlem River, which greatly contributed to the development of New York City. It was designated a New York City Landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1984." [HAER_data]
HAER NY,31-NEYO,178--2
2. View from the south showing oiler's platform on fender, rest piers and parts of masonry abutments. (Nov. 30, 1988) - University Heights Bridge, Spanning Harlem River at 207th Street & West Harlem Road, New York County, NY


nycsubway, Photo provided by David Pirmann of NYCSubway.org via BridgeHunter_1905


River Rail Photo posted
MARC at Marble Hill. The debut of leased MARC (Maryland Area Rail Commuter) cars on Amtrak crew qualification train to Grand Central Terminal occurred on March 31, 2018. Due to prior planned construction work, all Amtrak Empire Service trains were operated out of GCT during the summer of 2018, and crew training began months in advance. The cab cars were not to carry passengers but to provide a front facing egress for the engineer, which the Amtrak P32AC-DM fleet did not then have, though they have since been modified. MARC 7755 (Nippon Sharyo/Sumitomo, 1985-1987) leads the short test train, with 43376 (AmFleet I Cafe, Budd 1975-1977) and 716 (P32AC-DM, GE, 1993-1995, Phase III) under the Broadway Bridge in the Manhattan neighborhood of Marble Hill. There were a sufficient number of modified P32s within a few weeks, and the MARC cars were returned to Maryland.
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