#7 line towers

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ewb2000
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#7 line towers

Post by ewb2000 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:51 am

When the #7 line was completed about 1918 there must have been towers somewhere, does anyone have info on those towers?

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Re: #7 line towers

Post by nyrmetros » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:32 pm

ewb2000 wrote:When the #7 line was completed about 1918 there must have been towers somewhere, does anyone have info on those towers?
There is a tower I think over the Roosevelt avenue bridge, Anyone have info on it?

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Re: #7 line towers

Post by Kamen Rider » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:23 pm

The line wasn't completed until 1928.

The obvious place to look would be the obvious place they'd put them, near interlockings.
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Re: #7 line towers

Post by 48toNYP » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:44 pm

There is an old tower on Roosevelt Ave and 65th St. There had been an interlocking there up until late 2008 when it was moved to a position bracketing the 74th St Jackson Heights station.
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Re: #7 line towers

Post by jhdeasy » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:17 am

I remember a tower located just east of the platforms at Queensboro Plaza. I also remember a tower between Queensboro Plaza and 33rd Street, where the tracks cross above Sunnyside Yard. I suspect both towers controlled the complex (now simplified) junctions of the IRT and BMT lines east of Queensboro Plaza the station, and the layup/reverse track formerly used by BMT 60th Street tunnel trains.

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Re: #7 line towers

Post by nyrmetros » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:57 pm

Any info on the tower over the Roosevelt Ave bridge? And any info on the bridge itself?

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Re: #7 line towers

Post by RedbirdR33 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:36 am

nyrmetros wrote:Any info on the tower over the Roosevelt Ave bridge? And any info on the bridge itself?

The "Roosevelt Avenue Bridge" was opened to pedestrian and vehicular traffic on May 14, 1927. Rapid transit trains of the then jointly operated (IRT-BMT) Flushing Line began running across the bridge on January 21, 1928.


It is a bascule bridge and the total length is 1806.5 feet including the approaches. The main span is 212 feet with a clearance of 25 feet above men high water. As built the bridge would open for maritime traffic on Flushing Creek. In the mid fifties it was permanently closed with permission of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Sources: "The Bridges of New York by Sharon Reier, Quadrant Press (1977)

A history of "The Astoria and Flushing Lines" by David Rogoff, New York Division ERA Bulletin , February and August 1962.

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Re: #7 line towers

Post by nyrmetros » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:03 pm

RedbirdR33 wrote:
nyrmetros wrote:Any info on the tower over the Roosevelt Ave bridge? And any info on the bridge itself?

The "Roosevelt Avenue Bridge" was opened to pedestrian and vehicular traffic on May 14, 1927. Rapid transit trains of the then jointly operated (IRT-BMT) Flushing Line began running across the bridge on January 21, 1928.


It is a bascule bridge and the total length is 1806.5 feet including the approaches. The main span is 212 feet with a clearance of 25 feet above men high water. As built the bridge would open for maritime traffic on Flushing Creek. In the mid fifties it was permanently closed with permission of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Sources: "The Bridges of New York by Sharon Reier, Quadrant Press (1977)

A history of "The Astoria and Flushing Lines" by David Rogoff, New York Division ERA Bulletin , February and August 1962.

Larry,RedbirdR33

Ahh thanks!

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