North Shore Branch Railway Viaduct (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

In the mid-1930s, the Public Works Administration (PWA) funded a $6,000,000 grade crossing elimination program for what was then Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway (SIRT). The final project was the mile-long Port Richmond-Tower Hill viaduct, which, at the time, was “the… read more

Railway Overpass: Nicholas Avenue (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) over Nicholas Ave. was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project. The structure is imprinted with the… read more

Railway Overpass: Park Avenue (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) over Park Ave. was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project. The structure leads into the former elevated Port… read more

Railway Overpass: Port Richmond Avenue (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) over Port Richmond Ave. was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project. The structure leads into the former… read more

Railway Overpass: Richmond Terrace (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) over Park Ave. was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project. The structure leads into the former elevated Port… read more

Railway Overpass: Sharpe Avenue (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) over Sharpe Ave. was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project. The structure leads into the former… read more

Railway Overpass: Treadwell Avenue (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) over Treadwell Ave. was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project. The structure leads into the former elevated… read more

Railway Overpass: Wave Street – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying the Staten Island Railway over Wave St., between Bay St. and Front St., was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project. The structure is imprinted with the date 1936. The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided… read more

South Beach Branch (no longer extant) Grade Separations – Staten Island NY

Follows is a description of part of a massive Public Works Administration (PWA) grade crossing elimination project, undertaken on the South Beach Branch (a.k.a. “East Shore” branch) of the Staten Island Railway. Most of the structures created are no longer extant…. read more

Staten Island Railway Development: Great Kills to Huguenot – Staten Island NY

“Between 1938 and 1940, a grade crossing elimination project was undertaken over three miles” of the Staten Island Railway “between Great Kills and Huguenot, eliminating seven grade crossings…” The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $1,294,000 grant toward this $3… read more