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Madison Avenue Bridge
Madison Avenue Bridge.jpg
South side, from a Metro North train
Coordinates 40°48′51″N 73°56′00″W / 40.81417°N 73.93333°W / 40.81417; -73.93333 (Madison_Avenue_Bridge)Coordinates: 40°48′51″N 73°56′00″W / 40.81417°N 73.93333°W / 40.81417; -73.93333 (Madison_Avenue_Bridge)
Crosses Harlem River
Locale Manhattan and the Bronx, in New York City
Maintained by New York City Department of Transportation
Design Swing bridge
Total length 1,892 feet (577 m)
Longest span 300 feet (91 m)
Opened July 18, 1910[1]
Daily traffic 41,782 (2012)[2]
Madison Avenue Bridge is located in New York City
Madison Avenue Bridge

The Madison Avenue Bridge is a four lane swing bridge that crosses the Harlem River, connecting Madison Avenue in Manhattan with East 138th Street in the Bronx in New York City. The bridge is operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Transportation. It was designed by Alfred P. Boller and built in 1910 to replace and double the capacity of another earlier swing bridge dating from 1884.

Bicyclists crossing the bridge during the Five Boro Bike Tour

For 2011, the NYCDOT reported an average daily traffic volume in both directions of 41,423; having reached a peak AADT of 49,487 in 2002.[3]

Public transportation[edit]

The Madison Avenue Bridge carries the Bx33 local bus route operated by MTA New York City Transit, the BxM3 and BxM4 express bus routes operated by the MTA Bus Company, and the BxM4C express bus route operated by Westchester County's Bee Line Bus System. The average weekday ridership of the Bx33 bus route is 3,216.[4] The average weekday ridership on the BxM3 bus route is 718.[5] The average weekday ridership on the BxM4 bus route is 414.[5] Prior to June 27, 2010, the BxM4 was known as the BxM4A and BxM4B.



  1. ^ "New Bridge Over the Harlem River". The New York Times. July 17, 1910. p. X7. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  2. ^ "2012 New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-09-23. 
  3. ^ "New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes 2008" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. March 2010. p. 74. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  4. ^ "Average Weekday NYC Transit Bus Ridership". MTA New York City Transit. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  5. ^ a b "Average Weekday MTA Bus Ridership". MTA Bus Company. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 

External links[edit]

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The eviction and clean-up of Wooster's Tent City for the homeless has begun, but not without some criticism. The site is under the Madison Avenue bridge off of U.S. Route 30. An eviction notice was served to Tent City founder Roger Adkins Monday ...
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:02:22 -0800

We would head north to approach the Madison Avenue Bridge, or the Willis Avenue Bridge, or the Third Avenue Bridge—all bridges of which I had previously been unaware. “Do I turn here?” I would say, my voice shaky, as livery drivers and cabbies raced ...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0700

Emergency responders and law enforcement personnel work at the scene of a three-vehicle, hit-and-run accident Monday morning in the 5000 block of U.S. 166, just east of the West Madison Avenue bridge west of Arkansas City. The driver of the lead ...

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:56:15 -0800

State officials have determined the site, a one-acre parcel located at 510 E. Water St. just east of the Madison Avenue bridge and adjacent to the Chemung River, does not pose a threat to the environment or public health. However, testing revealed the ...
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:12:42 -0700

This view of I 69 from the Madison Avenue bridge shows the northbound lanes as vehicles approach a bridge construction projectalong the interstate. Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 10:00 am | Updated: 3:00 pm, Fri Mar 13, 2015. I-69 widening to be ...

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:31:52 -0700

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