New Willis Ave. Bridge Open For Business

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Out with the old and in with the new.

The new Willis Avenue Bridge was open for business at 7 a.m. Saturday after the old span was shut down at 2 a.m.

The new 350-foot and 2,400 ton replacement was built just outside Albany and brought down the Hudson to the Harlem River on a barge.

It connects Willis Avenue in the Bronx and First Avenue in Manhattan.


One Comment

  1. Dave Frieder says:

    The image above is the OLD span, not the new one.

  2. anonymous says:

    You should verify your facts. New Bridge built in Wisconsin not upstate. Bridge span was transported through upstate on its way to Haelem River

    1. Jason says:

      Many of the bridge components where made in Wisconsin. How ever the bridge was assembled in upstate NY just south of Albany. It was then floated down the Hudson river to NJ. It was then floated the last leg of the trip to its final resting place in August.

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