Grand Street Bridge

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Grand Street Bridge
Grand Street Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 40°42′59″N 73°55′22″W / 40.716495°N 73.922748°W / 40.716495; -73.922748Coordinates: 40°42′59″N 73°55′22″W / 40.716495°N 73.922748°W / 40.716495; -73.922748
Carries Grand Avenue/Street
Crosses Newtown Creek
Locale Brooklyn and Queens, New York City
Maintained by New York City Department of Transportation
Followed by Kosciuszko Bridge
Design truss
Total length 69.2 metres (227 ft)
Width 9.6 metres (31 ft)
No. of spans 1
Clearance above 4.1 metres (13 ft)
Clearance below 3.0 metres (9.8 ft)–4.6 metres (15 ft)
Construction cost $205,671.72
Opened December 26, 1902; 114 years ago (1902-12-26)
Daily traffic 12,662 (2010)

The Grand Street Bridge is a swing bridge between the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The bridge crosses Newtown Creek, and opened in December 1902.[1]

Construction on the bridge began in August 1900.[3] The new bridge was planned to open in October 1901, but wasn't completed until December 1902.[4] A later report on the delay found that the contractor hired to build the bridge was incompetent, and the bridge was completed by the City.[4]

The current bridge is the third on the site. The first two, both made of wood, were built in 1875 and 1890.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Movable Bridges over Newtown Creek and its Tributaries". NYC DOT Bridges. New York City Dept. of Transportation. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  2. ^ New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes 2010 (PDF). New York City Dept. of Transportation. 2012. p. 9. 
  3. ^ "Work Begun on New Bridge". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. August 27, 1900. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b City Club of New York (1903). Mayor Low's Administration in New York. City Club of New York. p. 133. 
  5. ^ Waxman, Mitch (July 15, 2013). "Peculiar Erudition". Newtown Pentacle. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 

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