Henry Hudson Bridge is a steel arch toll bridge in New York City across the Spuyten Duyvil Creek, a tidal strait.
connects the Spuyten Duyvil section of The Bronx with the northern end of Manhattan to the south. On the Manhattan side,
it touches Inwood Hill
The bridge has two roadway levels carrying
an aggregate of seven traffic lanes, the lower level having been
opened to traffic in 1936 and the upper level in 1938. It was
designed by David B. Steinman
(in realization of his PhD
thesis) and built by the American Bridge Company
original cost of $4,949,000 for the original single deck structure.
A second deck had been designed in and was added in 1938 at an
additional cost of approximately $2,000,000.
When it opened, the Henry Hudson Bridge was the longest plate
girder arch and fixed arch bridge in the world. It spans Spuyten
Duyvil Creek just east of where that strait meets the Hudson River
. The bridge is part of the
Henry Hudson Parkway
as New York State Route 9A
west, at five feet above water level, is the Spuyten Duyvil
Bridge, which is used by Amtrak
trains heading to Albany, New York and other points north. The Spuyten Duyvil
Train Station is located under the Henry Hudson Bridge on the
On July 12
crossing charge for a two-axle passenger vehicle is $3.00 charged
in each direction, with a $.91 discount for E-ZPass
users. About 75,000 vehicles per day use the
bridge. Current traffic alignment is northbound on the three-lane
upper deck and southbound on the four-lane lower deck.
is owned by New York
City and operated by the Triborough Bridge and
Tunnel Authority, an affiliate agency of the Metropolitan
A rehabilitation project
commenced in 2000 and is being carried out by Steinman, Boynton,
Gronquist and Birdsall
a successor firm of Robinson & Steinman
, the firm that
originally designed and engineered the bridge.
If one is
travelling down the Hudson River to the
River, the last bridge that one will cross under before
the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge is the Tappan Zee Bridge.
East side, from a boat