Bridge - data entry
GATE—THE LARGEST ARCH BRIDGE IN THE WORLD
Construction was underway in 1912 on this 3.2 mile, 5.15 km long viaduct ,
which still today carries high-speed trains from Boston to New York.
The Hell Gate bridge, completed in 1916, was the longest steel-arch span
in the world. With a span length of 977 ft., 298 meters, the bridge
crossed the East River at Hell Gate, in New York. This fantastic
design, for a four-track railway, was one of Gustav Lindenthal. Othmar
Ammann joined Gustav Lindenthal as an assistant in charge of field and
office operations on the Hell Gate Bridge. Ammann was not able to see
the completion of the project due to his service in the US Army in 1914.