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Long Beach Bridge

Long Beach Bridge
Southwest view of the Long Beach Bridge
Official name Michael Valente Memorial Long Beach Bridge
Carries Motor vehicles, pedestrians
Crosses Reynolds Channel
Locale Nassau County, New York
Owner Nassau County Highway Agency
Maintained by Nassau County Department of Public Works
ID number 3300301 (southbound)
3300302 (northbound)
Design Bascule bridge
Material Steel-deck
Total length 820 feet (250 m)
Width Each span: 45 feet (14 m)
Roadway: 36 feet (11 m)
Longest span 150 feet (46 m)
Number of spans 2
Clearance below 30.4 feet (9.3 m)
Construction begin August 13, 1953 (1953-08-13)
Construction cost US$5,000,000
Opened May 19, 1955 (1955-05-19) (first span)
July 25, 1956 (1956-07-25) (second span)
Daily traffic 19654 (southbound, 1997)
19515 (northbound, 1997)
Preceded by LIRR Reynolds Channel Bridge
Atlantic Beach Bridge
Followed by Loop Parkway
Heritage status Eligible for the NRHP
Coordinates

40°35′44.91″N 73°39′24.65″W / 40.5958083°N 73.6568472°W / 40.5958083; -73.6568472 (southbound)
40°35′44.50″N 73°39′23.39″W / 40.5956944°N 73.6564972°W / 40.5956944; -73.6564972 (northbound)

6 lanes (3 in each direction)
References: [1][2][3]

The Long Beach Bridge is a drawbridge crossing Reynolds Channel and connecting Long Beach and Island Park, New York. Crossing is free. The bridge starts in Long Beach as Long Beach Boulevard, and at Barnum Island, the main road continues northeast as Austin Boulevard, while Long Beach Road branches to the north. The NBC show The Blacklist filmed a few scenes on the Bridge.

References

External links

  • Long Beach Bridge @ NYCRoads.com


Coordinates: 40°35′44.71″N 73°39′24.02″W / 40.5957528°N 73.6566722°W / 40.5957528; -73.6566722

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