Old Harlem River Bridge Moved To Jersey City, New Jersey

Published on April 12, 2011, 8:41 am
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The 110-year-old bridge that spanned New York’s Harlem River is temporarily calling New Jersey home.

Tugboats nudged the old Willis Avenue Bridge into Jersey City Tuesday.

It once carried 70,000 vehicles daily between upper Manhattan and the South Bronx.

Plans call for melting and recycling the old bridge’s steel. Its concrete parts will be made into fill.

The bridge was known as “the wall” to those who run the New York City marathon because it was the 20-mile mark on the course and some runners could not make it beyond that point.

A prebuilt 350-foot-long bridge connecting upper Manhattan and the South Bronx was installed in August, 2010.


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