Railway Overpass: Canal Street – Staten Island NY

Description

The overpass carrying the Staten Island Railway over Canal 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 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.

Date imprint stamp

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

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Location Info


Canal St.
Staten Island, NY

Coordinates: 40.626727, -74.075007

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