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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
Characteristics
Design Swing bridge
Total length 1,892 feet (577 m)
Longest span 300 feet (91 m)
History
Opened July 18, 1910[1]
Statistics
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]

Events[edit]

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.

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" (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. 

External links[edit]



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162 news items

Elmira Star-Gazette

Elmira Star-Gazette
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:07:56 -0700

Deputies stopped a vehicle matching the description of one that had been seen in the area on the Madison Avenue bridge in Elmira a short while later, police said. They found Daniel C. Ingram, 38, Andrea Ingram's husband, behind the wheel and Andrea ...

The Herald Bulletin

The Herald Bulletin
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:54:43 -0700

This view of I-69 from the Madison Avenue bridge shows the northbound lanes as vehicles approach a bridge construction project along the interstate. prev. next. 0. Share. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn. Google+ Pinterest Email. Share this with your friends ...
 
The Herald Bulletin
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 07:57:26 -0800

ANDERSON — Work is scheduled to begin next spring to replace the deck on the Madison Avenue bridge over Interstate 69. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) awarded a $1.9 million contract to Milestone, which offered the lowest of nine bids ...

Elmira Star-Gazette

Elmira Star-Gazette
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:55:36 -0700

Deputies stopped a vehicle that matched the description of a car seen in the vicinity of the robbery a short time later on the Madison Avenue bridge in the City of Elmira. Andrea and Daniel Ingram were both inside, the sheriff's office said. Deputies ...

Elmira Star-Gazette

Elmira Star-Gazette
Sat, 02 Apr 2016 09:01:21 -0700

Deputies stopped a vehicle matching the description of one that had been seen in the area on the Madison Avenue bridge in Elmira a short while later, police said. Upon further investigation, police identified Andrea Ingram as the suspect in the robbery ...

amNY

amNY
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:59:21 -0700

If you're wondering which streets will be closed in your neighborhood for the New York City Marathon on Sunday -- or you just want to know where you can stand to watch the 50,000 or so runners expected to participate -- look no further. The Department ...

Yeshiva World News

Yeshiva World News
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:49:13 -0700

mar If you're wondering which streets will be closed in your neighborhood for the New York City Marathon on Sunday — or you just want to know where you can stand to watch the 50,000 or so runners expected to participate — look no further.

wnep.com

wnep.com
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:14:48 -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 ...
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