"A Bridge Delivered", Watch Manhattan's Willis Avenue Bridge Delivered and Installed in One Piece

New York based industrial photographer Stephen Mallon captures the beauty amongst the concrete and steel of construction and machinery. For this shoot, Mallon created a fascinating time lapse to capture the process behind a construction event that doesn't happen too frequently: the delivery of a bridge — one into Manhattan none-the-less.

The Willis Avenue Bridge connects Harlem in Manhattan to the South Bronx across the Harlem River. While the original bridge was completed in 1901, construction on a newer, safer bridge was started in 2007. Bridge replacement isn't out of the ordinary at all, but what makes the Willis Avenue replacement bridge remarkable is that it was built 136 miles North up the Hudson. When completed, it was then shipped down river on a barge and installed in one piece! The bridge was opened to traffic in 2010 and has been connecting the 2 boroughs since.

via Stephen Mallon

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