Wednesday, May 22, 2013

#281 Hunts Point Avenue Overpass over the Metro-North RR

Hunts Point Avenue Overpass over the Metro-North RR, May 22, 2013
Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson

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From The Hunts Point railroad station is a relic of a period when local service was offered on high-speed rail lines in the southern and eastern Bronx, and additionally a relic of the days when grand buildings were constructed even on local stops in areas that were not necessarily in the center city. This station served the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (Amtrak tracks still run underneath Hunts Point Avenue here). It as designed by Cass Gilbert – the architect of the Woolworth Building – in 1908. This is one of a series of deteriorating rail stations in the Bronx along the old NY, NH & H.

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