145th Street Bridge
View from the Bronx
|Carries||Four lanes of 145th Street|
|Locale||Manhattan and the Bronx,|
New York City
|Owner||City of New York|
|Preceded by||Macombs Dam Bridge|
|Followed by||Madison Avenue Bridge|
|Total length||1,602 feet (488.29 m)|
|Longest span||300 feet (91.44 m)|
|Construction cost||$85 million|
|Opened||August 4, 1905|
|Daily traffic||29,315 (2016)|
The 145th Street Bridge, located in New York City, is a four-lane swing bridge that crosses the Harlem River, connecting 145th Street and Lenox Avenue in Manhattan with East 149th Street and River Avenue in the Bronx. It once carried northbound New York State Route 22 and New York State Route 100. Additionally, this bridge, for its proximity to the eponymous avenue, was once named the "Lenox Avenue Bridge," an original name that has fallen into disuse. 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.
In popular culture
In an episode of The Jeffersons TV show ("The Expectant Father"), Lionel and George get drunk on Timberwolfs and go to paint Lionel's name on the bridge.
- 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.
- "New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. 2016. p. 9. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
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