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New York City - New Bridge Arrives in NYC After Float Down Hudson

Published on: July 26, 2010 12:16 PM
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The new Willis Avenue Bridge, resting on barges, passes the Brooklyn Bridge, as it is towed up the East River in New York on Monday, July 26, 2010. The 350-foot, 2,400-ton span will replace the 109-year-old existing bridge that connects Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. The new bridge was constructed at an Albany, N.Y., area port. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)New York City - A 350-foot bridge has arrived in New York City aboard two barges after a two-week float down the Hudson.

The 2,400-ton swing bridge passed under the Brooklyn Bridge at 8 a.m. Monday.

The bridge is replacing the Willis Avenue Bridge, a 109-year-old span that connects Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx.

It is being pushed by three tugboats and towed by a fourth to its new location on the Harlem River, just south of the existing bridge. The new bridge will be tied up to the shoreline until it is installed, beginning next month.

It’s expected to open to traffic in November.

The bridge was constructed at an Albany-area port.

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A 350-foot-long replacement bridge is floated on a barge on the East River as it passes the Brooklyn Bridge and the lower Manhattan skyline, Monday, July, 26, 2010, in New York. The bridge will replace the Willis Avenue bridge which connects Manhattan and the Bronx. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)



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 Jul 26, 2010 at 12:53 PM Anonymous Says:

cool!!

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 Jul 26, 2010 at 12:53 PM Anonymous Says:

About time!
when traveling the Willis Ave Bridge, I was sure that my tires were being busted!

BTW, the Willis Ave Bridge is a good alternative (not in Rush hour..) to the RFK (Triboro) Bridge.

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 Jul 26, 2010 at 01:29 PM daily commuter Says:

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Anonymous Says:

About time!
when traveling the Willis Ave Bridge, I was sure that my tires were being busted!

BTW, the Willis Ave Bridge is a good alternative (not in Rush hour..) to the RFK (Triboro) Bridge.

i use it every morning "in rush hour" for the last 8 months never had any traffick on it,
besides the FDR northbound in rush hour hardly has any traffick. all the traffick is on the south bound from all those coming in from NJ.

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 Jul 26, 2010 at 05:05 PM Liberalism Is A Disease!!! Says:

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Anonymous Says:

About time!
when traveling the Willis Ave Bridge, I was sure that my tires were being busted!

BTW, the Willis Ave Bridge is a good alternative (not in Rush hour..) to the RFK (Triboro) Bridge.

Thats only if you are going to The Bronx but if you are going to Queens, you need the 3boro. I could think of only ONE reason to go to The Bronx and a very similar reason NOT to go to Queens!

Either way it wont do a blasted thing of good to the FDR which will ALWAYS be jammed.

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