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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 Riverin New York City, connecting Madison Avenue in Manhattan with East 138th Street in the Bronx. 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. The bridge is operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Transportation.

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 of 49,487 in 2002.[3]


The bridge is part of the course for the annual New York City Marathon. The runners, after crossing over from Manhattan to The Bronx via the Willis Avenue Bridge, follow a short course through the borough and then return to Manhattan for the race's final leg via the Madison Avenue Bridge.[4]

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.[5] The average weekday ridership on the BxM3 bus route is 718.[6] The average weekday ridership on the BxM4 bus route is 414.[6] 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. ^ Briggs, Josh. "How the NYC Marathon Works" How Stuff Works: Adventure
  5. ^ "Average Weekday NYC Transit Bus Ridership". MTA New York City Transit. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  6. ^ a b "Average Weekday MTA Bus Ridership". MTA Bus Company. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:07:30 -0800

Frank Constantine is concerned about the pedestrians that still use the Madison Avenue bridge. "The Lakeland school kids, they walk in traffic. The Sacred Heart of Mary parishioners, they walk in traffic. All human beings, animals, me, you guys ...

New York Daily News

New York Daily News
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:32:28 -0700

*Madison Avenue Bridge. *5th Avenue between 138th Street and 124th Street. *124th Street between Madison Avenue and Mount Morris Park West. *Mount Morris Park West between 124th Street between 120th Street. *120th Street between Mount Morris ...

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PA home page
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:53:06 -0800

Jermyn, Lackawanna County - Water woes continue in one town in Lackawanna County. More than ten years ago Rushbrook Creek flooded Jermyn and things have just gotten progressively worse. The land and sidewalks surrounding it are eroding away, ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:41:15 -0700

The course takes us back over the Madison Avenue Bridge (five of five bridges!) and you find yourself on 5th Ave. Manhattan and the Home Stretch 5th Avenue from 138th Street down to 110th Street is pretty benign. At this point in the race, I'm always ...


Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:33:45 -0800

The bridges. We cross five of them, the lengthy Verrazano-Narrows, Pulaski at the halfway point into Queens, the Queensboro at mile 15 going into Manhattan, the Willis Avenue Bridge into the Bronx and then the Madison Avenue Bridge back into Manhattan.

Elmira Star-Gazette

Elmira Star-Gazette
Thu, 14 May 2015 10:03:27 -0700

Because of a number of fender-benders, Elmira City Council will vote next week on removing a stop sign and restoring a yield sign for traffic headed from Maple Avenue to the Madison Avenue bridge. "There were a lot of issues with cars hesitating, stopping.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 20:11:15 -0700

After going north on First Avenue, the athletes run a mile in the Bronx before swinging back into Manhattan on the Madison Avenue Bridge. The race then careens down Fifth Avenue and finishes in Central Park, next to the Tavern on the Green. Lebow had a ...
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:04:30 -0700

The protest was eventually pushed to 135th Street, and then East on Madison Avenue, eventually crossing over into the Bronx. Walking across the Madison Avenue Bridge was Harlem resident Monica Thompson and her five-year-old daughter, Zaire Weah.

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