The New Willis Avenue Bridge

      Last summer I wrote about a fully built steel bridge floating down the Hudson River (photo above).  It was the new Willis Avenue Bridge that was destined to replace the 110-year-old bridge that connects Manhattan and the Bronx near the Triborough Bridge to Randalls Island.  The new bridge, which is 350 feet long, 65 feet high, 77 feet wide, and weighs 2,400 tons – that’s a lot of pounds, folks – had been constructed over the past 18 months at the Port of Coeymans, about 10 miles south of Albany, New York’s state capital.  Then it was carefully rolled onto two barges that had been lashed together for the slow (7 miles per hour) trip down to Bayonne, New Jersey, where it remained for a couple of weeks until it journeyed up the East River to its final resting place. 

       I was in New York City last week (more about that later), and on the way back home I crossed the new bridge.  It doesn’t look bad, does it?

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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