145th Street Bridge

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145th Street Bridge
145 Bridge below jeh.jpg
View from the Bronx
Coordinates40°49′10″N 73°55′59″W / 40.819461°N 73.933053°W / 40.819461; -73.933053Coordinates: 40°49′10″N 73°55′59″W / 40.819461°N 73.933053°W / 40.819461; -73.933053
CarriesFour lanes of 145th Street
CrossesHarlem River
LocaleManhattan and the Bronx,
New York City
OwnerCity of New York
Maintained byNYCDOT[1]
Preceded byMacombs Dam Bridge
Followed byMadison Avenue Bridge
DesignSwing bridge[1]
Total length1,602 feet (488.29 m)[1]
Longest span300 feet (91.44 m)[1]
Construction cost$85 million[1]
OpenedAugust 4, 1905 (1905-08-04)[1]
RebuiltNovember 2006 (2006-11)[1]
Daily traffic29,315 (2016)[2]
Side view of bridge in 2008

The 145th Street Bridge is a four-lane swing bridge across the Harlem River in New York City, connecting 145th Street and Lenox Avenue in Manhattan with 149th Street and River Avenue in the Bronx. The bridge is operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Transportation.

Construction on the original 145th Street Bridge began on April 19, 1901, and the $2.75 million bridge was opened to traffic on August 24, 1905. The designer was Alfred Pancoast Boller. It once carried northbound New York State Route 22 and New York State Route 100. This bridge was also once named the "Lenox Avenue Bridge", though that name has fallen into disuse.

A new swing span for the bridge was assembled in the Port of Coeymans in Coeymans, New York, in southern Albany County. The span was replaced in early November 2006.[3]

The 145th Street Bridge carries the Bx19 bus route operated by MTA New York City Transit.[4][5] Between 2000 and 2014, the bridge opened for vessels 23 times.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York (January 23, 2004). "New York City's Harlem River Bridges: The Reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century" (PDF). Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. 2016. p. 9. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "New 145th Street Bridge Arrives in the City Via Barge". The New York Sun. November 1, 2006. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "Manhattan Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 2019. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "Bronx Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 2018. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "Bridges and Tunnels Annual Condition Report" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. 2014. p. 147. Retrieved March 31, 2021.

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