The current Madison Avenue Bridge connects E 138th St in Manhattan with Grand Concourse and E 138th St in the Bronx. The bridge was first built in 1884, and was doubled in size with a new bridge in 1910 for a cost of approximately $2 million.
The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) was planning an 18-month, $37 million project for seismic retrofit, mechanical, electrical, masonry and other work in 2010.
Some key facts about the Madison Avenue Bridge:
- Swing bridge with 4 lanes spanning 300 ft
- Total length: 1,892 ft
- In 2007, the Madison Avenue Bridge carried about 20,000 vehicles in each direction daily
Read more about the Madison Avenue Bridge from NYC Roads.
TOLLS: No toll
NYC DRIVING DIRECTIONS FOR THE MADISON AVENUE BRIDGE
From the Bronx: enter from Major Deegan Expressway North (87), Exit 3, which can also be accessed from the Bruckner Expressway South, or from E 138th St
From Manhattan: enter from the E 135th Street exit, Exit #21, off the Harlem River Drive or Madison Avenue
Entering the Bronx: you can get on the Major Deegan Expressway North or South (87)
Entering Manhattan: use side streets to get to the Harlem River Drive.
Walk across the Madison Avenue Bridge!
There is a pedestrian walkway along the side of the bridge.