Hell Gate Bridge

  • Also Known As: East River Arch Bridge
  • Historically Known As: New York Connecting Railroad Bridge

  • Type: Bridge
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

Hell Gate Bridge is a steel arch railroad bridge that spans the Hell Gate strait on the East River, between Astoria in Queens and Randalls and Wards Islands in Manhattan, New York City. The structure can be easily seen from Wards Island Park at the southern end of Randalls and Wards Islands and Astoria Park in Astoria, Queens, New York City. - AsNotedIn


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1904/00/00 Gustav Lindenthal Engineer Gustav Lindenthal, chief engineer of the New York Connecting Railroad, creates his preliminary designs for the largest arch bridge in the world, 1904 to 1905.
1910/00/00 Othmar H Ammann Assistant Engineer Othmar Ammann contributes to the design of the New York Connecting Railroad Bridge in New York City.
1911/06/13 The Municipal Art Commission approve the final design of the New York Connecting Railroad Bridge.
1912/00/00 American Bridge Company Contractor Construction begins on a steel through arch railroad bridge spanning the Hell Gate of the East River in New York City.
1915/00/00 David B Steinman Assistant Engineer David B Steinman, special assistants to Gustav Lindenthal, supervises the measuring of stresses on the arch during construction of the New York Connecting Railroad Bridge in New York City.
1916/00/00 Gustav Lindenthal Architect New York Connecting Railroad Bridge is completed at Hell Gate of the East River in New York City. The 1,017-foot span bridge between Astoria and Wards Island is the longest and most heavily loaded railroad bridge in the world.
1917/03/17 The Hell Gate Arch Bridge opens over the East River, between Astoria in Queens and Wards Island in Manhattan, New York City.
1918/00/00 Othmar H Ammann Author O H Ammann's 152-page paper on the construction of the New York Connecting Railroad Bridge is published in the 'Transactions of the ASCE'.
1918/01/00 David B Steinman Author "Stress Measurements on the Hell Gate Arch Bridge" by D B Steinman is published in the Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 82, Issue 1.

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Particulars for Hell Gate Bridge:
Bridge Type Arch Bridge
Structure type Bridge
Area of Significance Engineering
Area of Significance Railroad
Sight Category Structure
Bridge Truss Type Through Truss
Area of Significance Transportation




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