Dunn Memorial Bridge and Grand Concourse, New York

Dunn Memorial Bridge

Dunn Memorial Bridge
Spans Hudson River
Lanes 2×4
Total length 255 meters
Main span ?
Bridge deck height ?
Opening 00-00-1969
Traffic intensity 36,600 mvt/day
Location Map

According to Beautyphoon, the Dunn Memorial Bridge is a girder bridge in the United States, located in the state of New York in the capital , Albany.


The Dunn Memorial Bridge spans a narrower section of the Hudson River between Albany and Rensselaer. The bridge span is intertwined with the elevated US 20. The section over the River is 255 meters long and is considerably shorter than the bridges south of Albany. The bridge has 8 lanes of US 9 and US 20. Immediately west of the river is the well-known Circle Interchange with Interstate 787. Driving on the bridge to the west, you have a special view of the futuristic Empire Plaza, where the government of the state of New York is located. East of the bridge in Rensselaer, the bridge ends abruptly in an entrance and exit to Broadway. It is the southernmost toll-free connection across the Hudson River.


Constructed in the late 1960s, the bridge opened in 1969 and was then part of the South Mall Arterial, a planned east-west highway through Albany and Rensselaer. Apart from the bridge, Circle Interchange with I-787 and the access to Empire Plaza, this has not been constructed.

Traffic intensities

In 2011, 36,600 vehicles crossed the bridge every day, relatively high for the fact that the bridge has no passing importance.

Grand Concourse

The Grand Concourse is a city road in the American city of New York. The road is the largest and widest road in the Bronx borough and forms a 9-kilometer north-south route through the neighborhood.

Travel directions

The road begins in the south of the Bronx, where it connects to Interstate 87. The road has 6 lanes here and runs north. After the intersection with 161st Street, there are 3+2+2+3 lanes. The Grand Concourse runs through underprivileged neighborhoods. Due to the grid pattern, there are countless intersections. Endless rows of dilapidated 10-storey apartment buildings line the road. The road goes over Interstate 95, but there is no connection with it. One then enters the Fordham district, where the 10 lanes continue north through endless rows of apartment blocks. It is a coming and going of deprived neighborhoods, caused by the fact that countless middle-income people moved to the suburbs from the 1970s. The Grand Concourse ends quite suddenly on theMosholu Parkway, which runs to I-87 and the Saw Mill River Parkway.


The road was built in 1889 to connect Manhattan to the north of the Bronx. Completed in 1909, the road was modeled after the Champs-Élysées in Paris, but was much larger, longer and wider. The street was more than 55 meters wide. With the opening of a subway line in 1917, many Jews and Italians moved around the Grand Concourse. More than 300 apartment complexes were built along the road. The Great Depression in the 1930s ended the massive population growth around the road, but apartment buildings continued to be built along the Grand Concourse. In 1934 99% of the apartments had private bathrooms and 95% had central heating. At the time, it was compared to the affluent Park Avenue in Manhattan. In 1941 it was proposed to open an expressway from the Grand Concourseto be built, but these plans were never realized. From the 1960s, the quality of the Bronx deteriorated rapidly. White residents migrated en masse to the suburbs and at the same time the slums in Manhattan were removed, forcing 170,000 people, mostly poor blacks, to move to the Grand Concourse. The apartment buildings fell into disrepair and were abandoned and boarded up. When Co-op City was built in the northeast of the Bronx, the last middle income earners left, and buildings were set on fire during riots and arson. From the 1990s, the situation improved with new buildings and affordable housing. The New York government is trying to restore the Grand Concourse to its heyday.


A number of intersecting roads go through tunnels under Grand Concourse, from south to north;

  • East 161st Street
  • East 167th Street
  • East 170th Street
  • Tremont Avenue
  • Burnside Avenue
  • Kingsbridge Road
  • Bedford Park Boulevard
  • East 204th Street

Grand Concourse, New York

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