Willis Avenue Bridge
The Willis Avenue Bridge connects First Avenue in Manhattan at 126th Street with Willis Avenue in The Bronx. The bridge features a 304-foot rim-bearing continuous-truss swing span carrying a 42-foot-wide roadway for four lanes of northbound traffic and two 9-foot-wide sidewalks. A fixed-curve truss span north of the swing span crosses the Harlem River freight terminal yard. The bridge was designed by Thomas C. Clarke, who also designed the Third Avenue Bridge, and opened to traffic on August 22, 1901.