Manhattan Bridge facts for kids
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|Carries||7 lanes of roadway, 4 tracks of the New York City Subway, pedestrians, and bicycles|
|Locale||New York City (Manhattan-Brooklyn)|
|Maintained by||New York City Department of Transportation|
|Total length||6,855 ft (2,089 m)|
|Width||120 feet (37 m)|
|Height||336 ft (102 m) (towers)|
|Longest span||1,480 feet (451 m)|
|Clearance below||135 ft (41.1 m)|
|Designer||Leon Solomon Moisseiff|
|Constructed by||Othniel Foster Nichols|
|Opened||December 31, 1909(though not complete)|
|Daily traffic||70,341 (2008)|
The bridge opened on December 31, 1909. It was designed by Leon Moisseiff. Its design was new for bridges at the time. Many longer suspension bridges are based on this bridge's design.
The bridge is officially landmarked. It was made a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 2009.
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