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ajp wrote:did Metro North ever get the waiver from the Coast Guard to make that span a fixed bridge?
MNCRR9000 wrote:Is the Harlem River drawbridge controlled remotely from the operations center or is there a bridge attendant stationed there?We unlock the bridge from the control center, then the bridge tender on site would open the bridge. Since I have been there, tha bridge has open maybe 4 or 5 times.
THE NEW LIFT BRIDGE: Between 1954 and 1956, the [New York Central] constructed the third railroad bridge over the Harlem River. The new bridge, which actually consists of two parallel double-track lift spans measuring 340 feet in length, carries four tracks over the Harlem River. Constructed just south of the existing swing bridge, it provides 25 feet of clearance in the closed position, and 135 feet in the open position.For more info: http://www.nycroads.com/crossings/park-avenue/