Broadway Bridge

Broadway Bridge

The Broadway Bridge is simply the NYC street of Broadway connecting the very Northern tip of Manhattan to the Bronx, at W 220th Street in Manhattan. On the Bronx side, the first cross-street is W 225th Street.

Parallel to the Henry Hudson Bridge, the Broadway Bridge was constructed in the early 1890s for $13.4 million and underwent a number of renovations and variations. The current Double Deck structure was installed in 1960. It’s a Vertical Lift type bridge that has an upper and lower level. The upper level carries three tracks of the IRT subway. The lower level has a five-lane two-way roadway with sidewalks on either side.

Broadway BridgeSome key facts about the Broadway Bridge:

  • Swing bridge with 4 lanes spanning 304 ft
  • Total length: 558 ft
  • In 2007, the Broadway Bridge Bridge carried 18,500 vehicles into Manhattan and 17,000 out of Manhattan daily

TOLLS: No toll in either direction


From Manhattan: just keeping driving North on Broadway

From the Bronx: enter from Broadway driving South

Walk across the Broadway Bridge Bridge!

According to Transportation Alternatives, this is one of those bridges where the middle section can be raised. It’s a two-level bridge, with the 1 and 9 trains on the upper level. There are walkways on both sides, which are metal grates filled with concrete; excellent surfaces. No stairs.

From Manhattan, enter at Broadway, past 220th Street

From the Bronx, enter at Broadway, south of 225th Street

Find out more about walking and cycling across the Broadway Bridge from Transportation Alternatives.


with a few select NYC garages.