The Washington Bridge carries six lanes of traffic, as well as sidewalks on both sides, over the Harlem River in New York City between the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx, connecting 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan to University Avenue in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. Ramps at either end of the bridge connect to the Trans-Manhattan Expressway and the Cross-Bronx Expressway. The bridge is operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Transportation. It once carried U.S. Route 1, which now travels over the Alexander Hamilton Bridge.

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  • Die Washington Bridge ist eine sechsspurige Straßenbrücke über den Harlem River in New York. Sie verbindet Manhattan und die Bronx. Sie überführte ursprünglich den U.S. Highway 1, der jetzt über die Alexander Hamilton Bridge verläuft. Die Gesamtlänge, die Rampen mitgerechnet, beträgt 724 m. Die Stahlbogenbrücke spannt sich 155 m über den Harlem River. Ihre lichte Höhe beträgt 40 m, die lichte Weite 108 m. Die Fachwerkbogenbrücke wurde von William R. Hutton und Edward H. Kendall konstruiert, ausgehend von einem Entwurf von Charles Conrad Schneider, dessen Kosten auf 3 Mio. USD reduziert werden mussten. Es handelt sich um eine Stahlkonstruktion mit gemauerten Rampen. Die Washington Bridge wurde am 1. Dezember 1888 für den Fußgängerverkehr eröffnet. Es war geplant, sie am 22. Februar 1889 (George Washingtons Geburtstag und das hundertjährige Jubiläum seiner ersten Präsidentschaft) für den Kraftverkehr freizugeben. Die vollständige Eröffnung verzögerte sich jedoch bis Dezember. Nach der Fertigstellung der George Washington Bridge 1931 floss der Verkehr in die Bronx von dieser Brücke über die Washington Bridge. In den 1940er Jahren begann man, Rampen zu bauen, um das westliche Ende der Brücke mit den Straßentunneln zu verbinden, die zur George Washington Brücke führten. Dies erlaubte es, den Verkehr von New Jersey an den verstopften Straßen des oberen Manhattan vorbeizuschleusen. Die Alexander Hamilton Bridge wurde Mitte der 1950er Jahre geplant, um eine direkte Verbindung zwischen den von Robert Moses vorgeschlagenen Trans-Manhattan- und Cross-Bronx-Schnellwegen zu schaffen. Sie sollte auch den zusätzlichen Verkehr aufnehmen, der durch die Erweiterung der George Washington Bridge durch eine untere Etage mit einer sechsspurigen Straße entstand. Die Fertigstellung der Alexander Hamilton Bridge 1963 zog einen großen Teil des Verkehrs von der Washington Bridge ab. (de)
  • The Washington Bridge carries six lanes of traffic, as well as sidewalks on both sides, over the Harlem River in New York City between the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx, connecting 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan to University Avenue in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. Ramps at either end of the bridge connect to the Trans-Manhattan Expressway and the Cross-Bronx Expressway. The bridge is operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Transportation. It once carried U.S. Route 1, which now travels over the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. The total length of the bridge, including approaches, is 2,375 feet (724 m). The parallel main spans of the steel arch bridge stretch 510 feet (160 m) over the Harlem River, providing 134 feet (41 m) of vertical clearance and 354 feet (108 m) of horizontal clearance. The tidal maximum (mean higher high water) is 4.9 ft (1.5 m) and extreme low water is -3.5 compared to mean lower low water. This two-hinged arch bridge was designed by Charles C. Schneider and Wilhelm Hildenbrand, with modifications to the design made by the Union Bridge Company, William J. McAlpine, Theodore Cooper and DeLemos & Cordes, with Edward H. Kendall as consulting architect. The original design was pared down to bring the bridge's cost to $3 million. The bridge features steel-arch construction with two 510-foot-long (150m) main spans and masonry approaches. Construction began in 1886, and the bridge opened to pedestrian traffic on December 1, 1888. The plan had been to open the bridge to vehicular traffic on February 22, 1889 — Washington's Birthday and the centennial anniversary of the first Presidency — but the full opening was delayed until December 1889. In 1913, a young architect named John Bruns is reported to have jumped from the Washington bridge and lived. He was quoted at his trial: "Why, Your Honor, it was a nerve test. Some friends had been taunting me on my lack of nerve because I had never married, and as we talked over the matter I made a bet that I would dive from the bridge." After completion of the George Washington Bridge in 1931, traffic off the bridge into the Bronx traveled over the Washington Bridge. Starting in the 1940s, ramps were built to connect the western end of the bridge to the 178th Street and 179th Street Tunnels leading to the George Washington Bridge. This allowed traffic to and from New Jersey to bypass the congested local streets of Upper Manhattan. The Alexander Hamilton Bridge was planned in the mid-1950s to provide a direct connection between Robert Moses's proposed Trans-Manhattan and Cross-Bronx Expressways and to accommodate the additional traffic resulting from the addition of the six-lane lower level to the George Washington Bridge. The completion of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge in 1963 diverted much of the traffic away from the Washington Bridge. The Washington Bridge underwent reconstruction from 1989 to 1993. (en)
  • Le Washington Bridge est un pont qui relie le quartier de Manhattan au quartier du Bronx à New York. * Portail des ponts Portail des ponts * Portail de l’océan Atlantique Portail de l’océan Atlantique * Portail de New York Portail de New York (fr)
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  • Le Washington Bridge est un pont qui relie le quartier de Manhattan au quartier du Bronx à New York. * Portail des ponts Portail des ponts * Portail de l’océan Atlantique Portail de l’océan Atlantique * Portail de New York Portail de New York (fr)
  • The Washington Bridge carries six lanes of traffic, as well as sidewalks on both sides, over the Harlem River in New York City between the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx, connecting 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan to University Avenue in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. Ramps at either end of the bridge connect to the Trans-Manhattan Expressway and the Cross-Bronx Expressway. The bridge is operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Transportation. It once carried U.S. Route 1, which now travels over the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. (en)
  • Die Washington Bridge ist eine sechsspurige Straßenbrücke über den Harlem River in New York. Sie verbindet Manhattan und die Bronx. Sie überführte ursprünglich den U.S. Highway 1, der jetzt über die Alexander Hamilton Bridge verläuft. Die Gesamtlänge, die Rampen mitgerechnet, beträgt 724 m. Die Stahlbogenbrücke spannt sich 155 m über den Harlem River. Ihre lichte Höhe beträgt 40 m, die lichte Weite 108 m. (de)
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