The Queensboro Bridge is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. The bridge is also named the 59th Street Bridge because, it's end in Manhattan is between 59th and 60th streets. It was finished in 1909. The Queensboro Bridge connects Midtown Manhattan with Long Island City in the borough of Queens. It goes over Roosevelt Island. The bridge is 7,449 feet (2,270 m) long. The bridge was renamed after New York City mayor Ed Koch in 2011. Its official name is now the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.
Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
|Carries||9 lanes (4 upper, 5 lower) of NY 25, and 1 lane for pedestrians/bicycles|
|Locale||New York City (Manhattan–Queens)|
|Other name(s)||Queensboro Bridge, 59th Street Bridge|
|Maintained by||New York City Department of Transportation|
|Design||Double-decked Cantilever bridge|
|Total length||3,724 ft 6 in (1,135.2 m)|
|Width||100 ft (30 m)|
|Longest span||1,182 ft (360 m) (west span)|
984 ft (300 m) (east span)
630 ft (192 m) (center span)
|Clearance above||12 ft (3.7 m) (upper level)|
|Clearance below||130 ft (40 m)|
|Engineering design by||Leffert L. Buck|
|Opened||March 30, 1909|
|Daily traffic||170,277 (2016)|
Manhattan, New York City
|Architect||Gustav Lindenthal (designer)|
Henry Hornbostel (architect)
|Architectural style||Beaux-Arts; through cantilever truss|
|NRHP reference #||78001879|
|Added to NRHP||December 20, 1978|
|Designated NYCL||April 16, 1974|
Location within New York City
From 1909 to 1917, the span of the bridge between Manhattan and Roosevelt Island was the longest cantilever span in North America.
The roadway that uses the bridge is numbered New York State Route 25.
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