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Madison Avenue Bridge
South side, from the Harlem River
Crosses Harlem River
Locale Manhattan and the Bronx, in New York City
Maintained by New York City Department of Transportation
Design Swing bridge
Total length 1,892 feet (577 m)
Longest span 300 feet (91 m)
AADT 48,397 (in 2005[1])
Opened July 18, 1910[2]
Coordinates 40°48′51″N 73°56′00″W / 40.81417°N 73.9333333°W / 40.81417; -73.9333333 (Madison_Avenue_Bridge)Coordinates: 40°48′51″N 73°56′00″W / 40.81417°N 73.9333333°W / 40.81417; -73.9333333 (Madison_Avenue_Bridge)
Madison Avenue Bridge is located in New York City

The Madison Avenue Bridge crosses the Harlem River connecting Madison Avenue in Manhattan with East 138th Street in the Bronx in New York City. The bridge is operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Transportation. It was designed by Alfred P. Boller and built in 1910 to replace and double the capacity of another earlier swing bridge dating from 1884.

For 2005, the NYCDOT reported annual average daily traffic volume in both directions of 48,397; having reached a peak AADT of 49,487 in 2002.[1]

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