Ship Photo of The Week – Willis Avenue Bridge

Mike Schuler
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July 15, 2010

This weeks ship er, barge photo comes via flickr user joseph a, who has this to say about it:

On July 13th, the new Willis Avenue Bridge was transported down the Hudson River to New York City from the Port of Coeymans near Albany. Major media outlets covered the event, with the New York Times reporting right from the Walkway Over The Hudson, and many found it hard to believe that this new piece of American infrastructure came from a port in New York rather than via the Panama Canal. Three tugs, Elizabeth, Ruby M., and Margot, assisted with the operation and were escorted by Coast Guard Cutter Ridley.

The prefabricated steel bridge measures about 350 feet long, 65 feet high and 77 feet wide and is destined for the Harlem River where it will replace the nearly 110 year old current Willis Avenue Bridge connecting upper Manhattan with the Bronx.

More photos can be found HERE.

Also check out The New York Times article Heads Turn as a Bridge Floats By

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