The current Park Avenue Bridge is the fourth movable bridge at this site and the first lift bridge. It was built between 1954 and 1956 alongside the older bridge. It carries four railroad tracks and has 25 ft of vertical clearance closed and 135 ft when it's open. The main span is 340 ft long. It was originally owned by the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad and it's currently owned by Metro North.
New York City's Bridges: Park Avenue (Metro-North) Railroad Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
This bridge (and predecessors) was built by the New York Central. The New Haven had trackage rights over it to get to Grand central Terminal.
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