Irondequoit Bay Bridge
|Irondequoit Bay Bridge|
Irondequoit Bay Bridge, seen from the southwest.
|Carries||Six lanes of NY 104|
|Locale||Irondequoit–Webster, New York|
|Total length||2,375.36 feet (724.01 m)|
|Width||87 feet (27 m)|
|Clearance below||45 feet (14 m)|
|Daily traffic||67,229 (2006)|
The Irondequoit Bay Bridge is a 2,375.36-foot (724.01 m) continuous truss bridge spanning Irondequoit Bay in eastern Monroe County, New York, in the United States. It is 87 feet (27 m) wide and carries the six-lane New York State Route 104 (NY 104) from the town of Irondequoit on the west side of the bay to the town of Webster on the bay's east side. The western approach is just east of NY 104's interchange with NY 590. The bay bridge was built in 1967, has nine spans and handles an average of 67,229 vehicles per day as of 2006.
Views from the bridge are somewhat obstructed by the concrete side barriers, especially for smaller cars.
Constructed in 1967 - 1969, spans Irondequoit Bay from "Newport Point" on the Irondequoit ( west ) side, to "Inspiration Point" on the Webster ( east ) side of the bay. Some 268 piles, with 20 capped clusters, support the bridge, and it is Monroe County's longest bridge. The cost at that time was $7.5 million dollars for the bridge & $17.5 million dollars for the highway approaches, bringing the project total to around $25 million dollars.
Each section ( truss ) was built on a barge, which was then pulled into position by a tug-boat. After it was positioned, water was pumped into the pontoons of the barge to sink it enough to enable it to be moved from under the truss. 
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