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MTA River Crossings Damaged by Sandy



Harlem River Lift Bridge (1955)
750,000 daily riders
Closed for trains 3 days
Unable to open Bridge for ships 10 weeks


53 Street Tube E Liine iconF Liine icon (1933) flickr
1 mile long
275,000 daily riders
500,000 gallons of saltwater
Closed 7 days


Steinway Tube (1910’s)
1.1 miles long
200,000 daily riders
1 million gallons of saltwater
Closed 6 days


Queens-Midtown Tunnel (1940) YouTube flickr
1.2 miles long
81,000 daily vehicles and 1,100 buses
12 million gallons of saltwater
10 days to fully open


LIRR East River Tunnels (1910) YouTubeflickr
2.4 miles long
226,000 daily riders (LIRR+Amtrak)
13.6 million gallons of saltwater
12 days to fully open


ArrowGreenpoint Tube G Line icon (1930’s) YouTube flickr
4,000 feet long
55,000 daily riders
3 million gallons of saltwater
Closed 10 days


Canarsie Tube L Line icon (1920’s) YouTube flickr
1.4 miles long
200,000 daily riders
7 million gallons of saltwater
Closed 11 days


Rutgers Tube F Line icon (1930’s)
1 mile long
130,000 daily riders
1.5 million gallons of saltwater
Closed 7 days


Cranberry Tube A Line iconC Line icon (1930’s) flickr
1.6 miles long
230,000 daily riders
1.5 million gallons of saltwater
Closed 7 days


Clark Tube 2 Line icon3 Line icon (1910’s)
1.2 miles long
145,000 daily riders
.5 million gallons of saltwater
Closed 6 days


ArrowMontague Tube R Line icon (1920’s) YouTube flickr
1.9 miles long
65,000 (pre-storm) daily riders
27 million gallons of saltwater
Closed 53 days


Joralemon Tube 4 Line icon5 Line icon (1908)
1.3 miles long
185,000 daily riders
No long-term flooding
Closed 6 days


Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel/
Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (1950) YouTube
flickr
1.7 miles long
47,700 daily vehicles and 3,100 buses
60 million gallons of saltwater
21 days to fully open


ArrowRockaway Line A Line icon (1950’s) YouTubeflickr
3.5 miles long
31,000 daily riders (pre-Sandy)
Closed 7 months

MTA River Crossings

 

 
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