Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge (HM2FL4)

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N 40° 42.552', W 73° 59.5'

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City of New York

—1901-1910 —

Total length of bridge 6855 feet
Length of main span 1470 feet
Length of each side span 725 feet
Width of bridge 120 feet
Height of towers M.H.W/ to center of cables 321.4 feet
Depth of tresses 24 feet
Diameter of cables 21 ¼ inches
Breaking strength of each cable 30 000 tons
Weight of steel - towers 12 240 tons
cables 8 000 tons
suspended spans 20 000 tons
approaches 16 600 tons
Masonry - Tower foundations 78 000 cu. yards
anchorages 230 000 cu. yards
approaches 16 600 cu. yards
Weight of bridge per linear foot 24 000 pounds
Weight of anchorage 232 000 tons
Robert A. Van Wyck Seth Low
George B. McClellan William J. Gaynor
John L. Shea Gustav Lindenthal
George E. Best James W. Stevenson
Kingsley L. Martin
Chief Engineers
Samuel P. Probasco Leffert L. Buck
Othniel E. Nichols Colin M. Ingersoll
Alexander Johnson
Deputy Chief Engineer
Henry A. La Chicotte
Consulting Engineer
Richard S. Buck
Carrere and Hastings
Assistant Engineers of Design
Holton D. Robinson Arthur I. Perry
Leon S. Moisseiff Robert E. Hawley
Clarence L. Carman Guy L. Vroman
Daniel J. Maloney
Assistant Engineers of Construction

E. Baxter Frank M. Sylvester
John A. Knighton W. Radford Bascome
Joseph R. Geoghan Robert R. Crowell
John H. Weinberger Noah Cummings
George S.G. Lewis
HM NumberHM2FL4
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Date Added Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585174 N 4506965
Decimal Degrees40.70920000, -73.99166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.552', W 73° 59.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 33.12" N, 73° 59' 30" W
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