The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) provided fundings for the elimination of a grade crossing involving 79th Street along the west side of Manhattan, with the tracks then serving the New York Central railway. The funding was allocated as part of a much larger grade crossing elimination project involving multiple branches of the Staten Island Railway. Construction at 79th Street was such that the new grade separation structures would integrate with Riverside Drive and the then-new West Side highway.
The New York Times: 79TH ST. CROSSING TO BE ELIMINATED, Oct. 21, 1935
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