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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1872 Trinity Cemetery
New York, New York, USA (Broadway)
Bridgemeister ID:79
References:CVA
Principals:Calvert Vaux
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Connected Trinity Cemetery across Broadway. Demolished 1911. Appears to have been wide enough to handle vehicles.
  • Eric K. Washington contacted me in 2011 wondering if the Trinity Cemetery bridge was the first suspension bridge constructed in New York City. While it seems unlikely that New York City (even just Manhattan) did not have, at least, other minor suspension bridges constructed before 1872, I have never encountered mention of one.

Do you have any information or photos about this bridge that you would like to share? Please email aspan@bridgemeister.com.

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