Railway Overpass: Richmond Avenue – Staten Island NY


The bridge carrying the the newly raised Staten Island Railway over Richmond Avenue was built in 1939, as one link in a large grade crossing removal project sponsored by the Public Works Administration (PWA). The bridge bears a 1939 date stamp.

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.


Date stamp

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

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Location Info

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Richmond Ave.
Staten Island, NY

Coordinates: 40.544242, -74.165276

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