Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

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  by ewb2000
nyrmetros wrote:
R36 Combine Coach wrote:The Flushing River Bridge opened January 1928 (lower level for pedestrians and vehicles on May 14, 1927). It is a bascule similar to the Lake Street and Wells Street Bridges in Chicago with the elevated line above. In 1961, with the construction of the Van Wyck Expressway above the Flushing River, the bridge was no longer movable and has been fixed since.
Oh wow I did not know that. Is there a picture of the bridge in an open position ??
Yes, in the book Flushing Then and Now by Jason Antos there's a photo of the bridge in the open position on page 73.