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Figure 4 - Queensboro Bridge

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Schematic and typical cross section of Queensboro Bridge

Construction commenced - July 18, 1901
Opened to traffic - March 30, 1909
Length of Manhattan approach - 1052 feet
Length of Queens approach - 2672 feet
Total length of bridge & approaches - 7449 feet
Clear height over river chan. - 135 ft. above mean high water

Height of ?? ?? tower to ?? - 333 ft above mean high water
Height of ?? ?? towers to top of flag pole - 406 ft above mean high water
Height of highest masonry piers - 124 ft above mean high water
Weight of steel and iron in main bridge - 52,600 tons
Weigh of steel and iron in approaches - 20,066 tons
Total weight of steel and iron in structure - 72, 666

Cost of construction - $12,872,363.89
Cost of land - $4,719,397.92
Total cost - $17,591,761,80

Updated: 06/03/2015
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000