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New York's car float

Blog | By James Fletcher | Aug 04, 2020


Here is the 69th Street Transfer Bridge which opened in 1911 and was used to transfer rail carriages onto a barge (with rails running the full length), known as a car float, to cross the Hudson River, where a similar mechanism would transfer the carriages back onto the New Jersey railroad - as they refer to it to here. This structure is on the Register of Historic Places (similar protection to a listed property) and is currently being restored as part of a $5m project to enhance and improve the riverside walkways and parks that run the length of Manhattan.