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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. 

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Elmira Star-Gazette

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Thu, 14 May 2015 10:03:27 -0700

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Elmira Star-Gazette

Elmira Star-Gazette
Mon, 11 May 2015 09:34:08 -0700

•The Madison Avenue bridge will be closed to all traffic. •Judson Street, from Madison Avenue to East Church Street. •Madison Avenue, from the north side of East Water Street to the south side of East Market Street. •Union Place will be closed to all ...

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:48:45 -0700

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17:07:38 -0700

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The New Yorker

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:02:22 -0800

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