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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 41,782 (2012)[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 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.

References[edit]

Notes

  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". 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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Hilton Head Island Packet

Hilton Head Island Packet
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:48:45 -0800

She climbed stairs to the Madison Avenue Bridge when it reopened to traffic and there was no other way to cross. "I kept telling her, you have no idea what you accomplished," her sister, Glenda Londono of Beaufort, said. "You didn't just do 26.3 miles ...
 
New York Times
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:18:38 -0700

... Ridge and along Fourth Avenue; in Queens, along 44th Road and 44th Drive as well as Crescent Street to the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City; in the Bronx, 138th Street from Willis Avenue to the Madison Avenue Bridge, in the Mott Haven section.

Elmira Star-Gazette

Elmira Star-Gazette
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:58:14 -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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The Republican - masslive.com
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:13:11 -0700

A mile later, they return to Manhattan on the Madison Avenue Bridge. Running south through Harlem on Fifth Avenue the race turns into Central Park. At the southern end of Central Park, the race heads onto Central Park South to Columbus Circle. Runners ...
 
The Riverdale Press
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:18:45 -0800

Purple-clad members of the Van Cortlandt Track Club offered high fives and cheered until they were hoarse as more than 50,000 runners flowed up East 138th Street toward the Madison Avenue Bridge. “That's it. Pick 'em up, put 'em down!” track club ...

Village Voice (blog)

Village Voice (blog)
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:01:23 -0700

He crossed the Madison Avenue Bridge and walked down Malcolm X Boulevard in East Harlem. Then he saw an Accord. It was a '95, parallel-parked. He pulled a key ring out of his pocket. There were 10 keys on it, all from different makes and models: Nissan ...

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Sun, 02 Nov 2014 03:15:00 -0800

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Albany Times Union (blog)
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:33:45 -0700

... Ridge and along Fourth Avenue; in Queens, along 44th Road and 44th Drive as well as Crescent Street to the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City; in the Bronx, 138th Street from Willis Avenue to the Madison Avenue Bridge, in the Mott Haven section.
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