North Grand Island Bridge

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North Grand Island Bridge
Niagara River.jpg
The bridge as seen from Buckhorn Island State Park.
Coordinates 43°4′8″N 78°59′27″W / 43.06889°N 78.99083°W / 43.06889; -78.99083Coordinates: 43°4′8″N 78°59′27″W / 43.06889°N 78.99083°W / 43.06889; -78.99083
Carries Four lanes of I-190
Crosses Niagara River
Locale Grand Island, New York and Niagara Falls, New York
Maintained by New York State Thruway Authority
Characteristics
Design Twin truss bridges
Total length 4,000 feet (1,219 m)
Longest span 153 m
History
Opened 1935 (northbound span)
1965 (southbound span)
Statistics
Daily traffic vehicular
Toll $1.00 (southbound) (E-ZPass)

The North Grand Island Bridge is a pair of twin two-lane truss arch bridges spanning the Niagara River between Grand Island and Niagara Falls in New York, United States. Each bridge carries one direction of Interstate 190 (I-190). Both crossings are operated by the New York State Thruway Authority as part of the Niagara Thruway. The northbound span opened in 1935;[1] the southbound span was finished in 1965.[2]

A southbound-only toll is collected on the Grand Island side of the bridge. Lanes one, six and seven at the Grand Island toll plaza are for E-ZPass users; the remaining lanes are manned toll booths.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Highway Administration (2012). "NBI Structure Number: 5045752". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration. 
  2. ^ Federal Highway Administration (2012). "NBI Structure Number: 5045751". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration. 

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