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According to Ablogtophone, the Harlem River Drive is a parkway in New York. The highway runs all over Manhattan, along the east side of the island parallel to the Harlem River and across from the Bronx. The highway begins at the Triborough Bridge, where Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive becomes Harlem River Drive, to Dyckman Street in northern Manhattan. The entire route is 7 kilometers long.
At a complex interchange with the Triborough Bridge ( Interstate 278) and 125th Street, FDR Drive becomes Harlem River Drive, as the highway runs along the Harlem River from here. Only 2 or 3 lanes are available in each direction. One immediately crosses the Willis Avenue Bridge, a bridge from 1901. There are many more bridges over the Harlem River than the East River, because the Harlem River is only about 150 meters wide. One crosses the 3rd Avenue Bridge, for which there are virtually no interchanges, and one passes through the Harlem district. 2×3 lanes are available from Park Avenue. One crosses the Madison Avenue Bridge, and on the other side is South Bronx. There are a number of high-rise apartment complexes along the highway. You drive due north, and Manhattan narrows here. One crosses the 145th Street Bridge, with apartments on the Manhattan side, and on the Bronx side more industry. Yankee Stadium is visible across the street. Near Washington Heights, a connecting road turns off to theInterstate 95, because there is no direct interchange with I-95 due to the significant height difference. It passes under some impressive bridges spanning the Harlem River, after which 2×2 lanes are available for traffic. The highway ends at Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue.
The Harlem River Drive was planned in the early 1930s as an extension of the FDR Drive, and ran over an old horse racetrack. The highway was given 2×3 lanes and a scenic setting between the higher parts of Manhattan and the Harlem River. There were no emergency lanes, but there were refuges. The estimated cost was $11.7 million in 1940. In 1941, the New York City Planning Department approved Robert Moses ‘ plan for the highway, on the condition that the highway be opened to all types of traffic, including truck traffic.
Actual construction began in 1947 north of the Triborough Bridge, which had been open for 11 years by then. The Harlem River Drive was to connect to the new lower deck of the George Washington Bridge via the Trans-Manhattan Expressway. The construction of the Harlem River Drive was relatively slow, however, and was not opened until 1964, in time for the New York World’s Fair that year.
The Harlem River Drive.
The intensities are not as high as other Parkways in New York, around 90,000 vehicles per day. However, traffic jams can be caused by the contiguous and chronically congested FDR Drive and I-95.
|Exit 17||Exit 18||2+3|
|Exit 18||Exit 24 (I-95)||2×3|
|Exit 24 (I-95)||Exit 25||2×2|
|Total length||1,625 meters|
|Bridge deck height||?|
|Traffic intensity||14,800 mvt/day|
The Castleton Bridge is a cantilever and truss bridge in the United States, located in upstate New York.
The Castleton Bridge spans the Hudson River just south of Albany. Crossing the bridge is the Berkshire Connector of the New York State Thruway, which is intended for through east-west traffic through Upstate New York. The bridge is a truss bridge with a total length of 1,625 meters. The bridge has 2×2 lanes but has no emergency lanes and is relatively narrow. The bridge also spans Shad Island. Directly south of the bridge is a railway bridge. Immediately west of the bridge it follows the interchange with Interstate 87.
The bridge was built in the second half of the 1950s as part of the New York State Thruway. The bridge opened to traffic on May 26, 1959. The bridge is not part of an Interstate Highway, but it is a highway.
With 14,800 vehicles, it is the quietest bridge over the Hudson between Albany and New York City.
The bridge is a toll road, part of the New York State Thruway. The toll is not charged specifically for the bridge, but according to the distance driven. It is the northernmost toll bridge over the Hudson and also the only one where tolls are charged in both directions, all other bridges south of this bridge are tolled east only.