McClean Avenue Grade Separation (no longer extant) – Staten Island NY

Description

A railway-crossing bridge carrying McClean Avenue was built during the mid-1930s as part of a massive grade separation project along what was then the South Beach Branch of the Staten Island Railway. The line has long since been abandoned (as the line was discontinued in 1953) and the space beneath the bridge has been filled in. Traces of the bridge structure can be seen by way of the different cement used along the 100-foot stretch of McClean between Conger St. and Railroad Ave.

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $1.46 million grant for the $6 million grade crossing elimination project, which included work elsewhere in Staten Island and even in Manhattan. PWA Docket No. NY 4926.

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 22.

Gary Owen’s S.I.R.T. South Beach Line Page: http://www.gretschviking.net/GOSIRTPagePartTwo.htm (accessed Mar. 2018)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 7, 2018.

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Location Info


McClean Ave.
Staten Island, NY

Coordinates: 40.598180, -74.066036

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