Reconstructing History: Redesigning Historic Bridges to Meet Today’s Greater Demands

When you hear “Mushroom Bridge”, you may very well think of Mario Kart. But it is also the nickname of a portion of the Crane Road Bridge, a nearly century-old crossing in north suburban New York City. Comprising two bridges, it carries the Bronx River Parkway through a forest preserve in the Village of Scarsdale and the Town of Greenburgh in Westchester County. The southern bridge is a multi-span concrete bridge (the Mushroom Bridge portion) that crosses the Bronx River, while the northern bridge is a single-span steel through-girder bridge that crosses the two-track Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line (accordingly called the MNR Bridge). In this project, the historic bridges are replicated to preserve the community while improving pedestrian use, access and enhancing the roadway geometry.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Monograph Title: Structures Congress 2017: Bridges and Transportation Structures

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  • Accession Number: 01687259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784480403
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2018 3:54PM