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Madison Avenue Bridge
Madison Avenue Bridge.jpg
South side, from a Metro North train
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 41,428 (2011)[2]
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)
Madison Avenue Bridge is located in New York City
Madison Avenue Bridge

The Madison Avenue Bridge 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. ^ "2011 New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes". Retrieved 2013-02-28. 
  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. 

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BrooklyNews Corp
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Motorists may use the Madison Avenue Bridge at East 138th Street as an alternate route. There will be closures on the Bayonne Bridge from 11:59 pm Friday to 4 pm Sunday. Motorists should use the Goethals Bridge as an alternate. Mulberry Street between ...

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:59:41 -0700

The crash took place on U.S. 30 just west of the Madison Avenue bridge and exit at about 11:52 a.m. Traffic in the eastbound lanes was shut down entirely for about an hour as the scene was cleared. The semi driver was not injured, but Kinniburgh was ...

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