Bridges Project: Hunters Point Avenue Bridge

Long Island City may be more well known now for condos than warehouses, but if you head east off the Pulaski Bridge  the condos quickly fade to warehouses and sketchy looking strip clubs. This is where you’ll find the little Hunters Point Avenue Bridge (#19 on the McCarthy List), a little bridge which takes Hunters Point avenue over the Dutch Kill, a small inlet of the Newtown Creek.

Joe and I hit this one up last weekend. My favorite part is the sign that tells you not to go swimming.

Here’s my instagraming.

49 street bridge in #queens over the Dutchkill with @seanv2 on the #92bridges running exposition

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Access to the bridge is from (duh) continuing on Hunters Points Avenue from 27th St. to30th St. (or vice versa). True nerds may wish to note that this is one of the rarely seen single-leaf bascule drawbridge, meaning it raises on only one side!

 

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About seanv2

Scholar, gentleman, jock. I run the website Milo and the Calf. There you will find the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire where runners share their stories of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You'll also find my thoughts on endurance sports, ancient history, Judaism, and hundreds of book reviews.
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