145th Street BridgeEdit profile
Coordinates: 40°49′10″N 73°55′59″W / 40.819461°N 73.933053°W / 40.819461; -73.933053
The 145th Street Bridge, located in New York City, USA, is a four-lane swing bridge that crosses the Harlem River, connecting 145th Street and Lenox Avenue in Manhattan with East 149th Street and River Avenue in the Bronx. It once carried northbound New York State Route 22 and New York State Route 100. The bridge is operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Transportation.
Construction on the 145th Street Bridge began on April 19, 1901, and the $2.75 million bridge was opened to traffic on August 24, 1905. The designer was Alfred Pancoast Boller.
A new swing span for the bridge was assembled in the former Powell & Minnock Brick Yard in Coeymans, New York, in southern Albany County. The span was replaced in early November 2006
The 145th Street Bridge carries the Bx19 bus route operated by MTA New York City Transit. The average weekday ridership of the Bx19 bus route is 33,770.
In an episode of The Jeffersons TV show (The Expectant Father), Lionel and George get drunk and go to paint Lionel's name on the bridge.