Giffords Lane Overpass – Staten Island NY

Description

The bridge carrying Giffords Lane over the newly sunken Staten Island Railway was built in 1939, as one link in a large grade crossing removal project sponsored by the Public Works Administration (PWA).

Source notes

The New York Times: "$3,000,000 PWA JOB STARTS HERE TODAY: Work of Eliminating 15 Grade Crossings on Staten Island to Take 18 Months," July 13, 1938.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Staten_Island_Railway

National Bridge Inventory data: http://bridgereports.com/ny/richmond/ (accessed Mar. 2018)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 8, 2018.

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Location Info


Giffords Ln.
Staten Island, NY

Coordinates: 40.551638, -74.150510

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