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

A railway-crossing bridge carrying Major Avenue was rebuilt ca. 1936 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… read more

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

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… read more

Morningstar Road Overpass – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying Morningstar Road over what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) was constructed in 1937, in conjunction with the lowering of the railroad right-of-way, as one link in a massive grade crossing removal project…. read more

North Shore Branch Railway Viaduct (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

In the mid-1930s, the Public Works Administration (PWA) funded a $6,000,000 grade crossing elimination program for what was then Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway (SIRT). The final project was the mile-long Port Richmond-Tower Hill viaduct, which, at the time, was “the… read more

Railway Overpass: Park Avenue (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) over Park Ave. was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project. The structure leads into the former elevated Port… read more

Railway Overpass: Port Richmond Avenue (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) over Port Richmond Ave. was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project. The structure leads into the former… read more

Railway Overpass: Richmond Terrace (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) over Park Ave. was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project. The structure leads into the former elevated Port… read more

Railway Overpass: Treadwell Avenue (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) over Treadwell Ave. was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project. The structure leads into the former elevated… read more