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The Harlem River, shown in red, between the Bronx and Manhattan in New York City
The Harlem River, shown in red, between the Bronx and Manhattan in New York City

The Harlem River is a tidal strait in New York City, USA that flows 8 miles (13 km) between the East River and the Hudson River, separating the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. Part of the current course of the Harlem River is the Harlem River Ship Canal, which runs somewhat south of the former course of the river, isolating a small portion of Manhattan (Marble Hill) on the Bronx side of the river. The Harlem River is shown in red on a satellite photo of New York City. ... The Harlem River is shown in red on a satellite photo of New York City. ... Simplified diagram A strait is a narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water, and thus lies between two land masses. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Spuyten Duyvil Creek, also known as the Harlem River Ship Canal, is a one-mile-long channel connecting the Hudson and Harlem Rivers in New York City, separating the island of Manhattan from the mainland. ... Marble Hill is the northernmost section of the borough of Manhattan in New York, New York. ...


The Harlem River is navigable to any boat with less than 55 feet (16.8 m) of draft. However, any boat requiring more than 5 feet (1.5 m) of clearance will require the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge to swing for them. All other movable bridges on the Harlem River provide at least 24 feet (7.3 m) of clearance while closed, so boats requiring between 5 and 24 feet (1.5 and 7.3 m) of clearance need only have one bridge swing for them. In recent years, test openings of the movable bridges on the Harlem River have outnumbered openings for navigation. In nautical parlance, draft is the depth below waters surface of the lowest part of a ship or boat. ... The Spuyten Duyvil Bridge is a Swing bridge that carries Amtraks Empire Corridor line across the Harlem River between Manhattan and the Bronx, in New York City. ...

Three of the bridges that cross the Harlem River are visible in this photo of the river: the High Bridge (a now-closed pedestrian bridge); the Alexander Hamilton Bridge (part of Interstate 95); and the Washington Bridge. In this photo, looking north, the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan is on the left and the Bronx is on the right
Three of the bridges that cross the Harlem River are visible in this photo of the river: the High Bridge (a now-closed pedestrian bridge); the Alexander Hamilton Bridge (part of Interstate 95); and the Washington Bridge. In this photo, looking north, the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan is on the left and the Bronx is on the right

To arrange for opening of the Sputyen Duyvil Bridge, mariners may contact the bridge operator on VHF channel 13. To arrange to open the Park Avenue Bridge, contact Conrail at 212-340-3000. For all of the other bridges, contact the New York City Department of Transportation at 212-371-7836 at least four hours in advance of your intended crossing. There are no fees for navigation of the river. Image File history File links Harlem River with the High Bridge, the Alexander Hamilton Bridge and the Washington Bridge visible, looking north, mid-December 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Harlem River with the High Bridge, the Alexander Hamilton Bridge and the Washington Bridge visible, looking north, mid-December 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The High Bridge over the Harlem River as seen in 1890. ... Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... Nagle Street Washington Heights is a New York City neighborhood in the northern reaches of the borough of Manhattan. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Park Avenue Bridge carries the Metro-North Railroad across the Harlem River between Manhattan, New York and Bronx, New York. ... The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT or DOT) is responsible for the management of much of New York Citys transportation infrastructure. ...


The New York City Department of Transportation advises that while they make every effort to ensure that all bridges are operating, that many of them are under repair at any time, and that outside contractors are responsible for opening of bridges under repair. As well, sometimes on hot summer days, many of the bridge decks seize due to thermal expansion, and cannot open or close. Since the city will not allow more than one bridge open at a time, a bridge seizing in the open position can potentially leave a mariner stranded in a small section of the river.

The "C" Rock, with the Henry Hudson Bridge behind it and the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge in the distance in the open position.
The "C" Rock, with the Henry Hudson Bridge behind it and the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge in the distance in the open position.

The Harlem River was the traditional rowing course for New York, analogous to the Charles River in Boston and the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. On the Harlem's banks is the boathouse for the Columbia University crew, and the river is the home course for the university's heavyweight crew. (The lightweight and women's crews race at the Orchard Beach Lagoon, out of The New York Athletic Club.) The athletes maintain the "C Rock", a large Columbia varsity "C" painted on a rock face along the tracks used by Metro-North Railroad. Image File history File links NYC_Hudson_Bridge_C_rock. ... Image File history File links NYC_Hudson_Bridge_C_rock. ... The Henry Hudson Bridge is a steel arch toll bridge in New York City across the Harlem River, a tidal estuary. ... The Spuyten Duyvil Bridge is a Swing bridge that carries Amtraks Empire Corridor line across the Harlem River between Manhattan and the Bronx, in New York City. ... Rowing in the Amstel River by a student rowing club. ... The Charles River from the Boston side, facing Cambridge and the main campus of Harvard University. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... Orchard Beach is a public beach in the borough of The Bronx, in the City of New York. ... The New York Athletic Club was founded in 1868 and is located in New York City. ... Marble Hill station The Metro-North Railroad (officially the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, and usually abbreviated as Metro-North) is a suburban commuter railroad service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ...


Also on the river is the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, a community rowing facility. The river is used by crews from New York University, Fordham University, and Manhattan College, though the only school with permanent facilities on the river is Columbia. In the past, Columbia rowers have assisted the New York City Police Department in murder investigations by sighting bodies in the water. Such occurrences have appeared in the television series Law & Order. New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2] located in and around New York City. ... Manhattan College is a Catholic college in the Lasallian tradition in New York City. ... NYPD emblem The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is the largest police department in the United States, and has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within The Five Boroughs of New York City. ... Law & Order is an American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ...


Crossings

This is a list of bridges and other crossings of the Harlem River from the East River upstream to the Hudson River. A log bridge in the French Alps near Vallorcine. ...

Bridge Route Location Coordinates
Ward's Island Bridge Pedestrian Manhattan and Ward's Island
Triborough Bridge (Harlem Lift Bridge) Manhattan and Ward's Island
Triborough Bridge (Bronx Kills Crossing) Ward's Island and the Bronx
Willis Avenue Bridge Manhattan and the Bronx
Third Avenue Bridge Manhattan and the Bronx
Lexington Avenue Tunnel 4
5
6
Manhattan and the Bronx
Park Avenue Bridge Metro-North Railroad Manhattan and the Bronx
Madison Avenue Bridge Manhattan and the Bronx
149th Street Tunnel 2 Manhattan and the Bronx
145th Street Bridge Manhattan and the Bronx
Macombs Dam Bridge Manhattan and the Bronx
Concourse Tunnel B
D
Manhattan and the Bronx
High Bridge Manhattan and the Bronx
Alexander Hamilton Bridge Interstate 95
U.S. Route 1
Manhattan and the Bronx
Washington Bridge Manhattan and the Bronx
University Heights Bridge Manhattan and the Bronx
Broadway Bridge U.S. Route 9
IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line
Manhattan and Marble Hill
Henry Hudson Bridge NY 9A
Henry Hudson Parkway
Manhattan and the Bronx
Spuyten Duyvil Bridge Amtrak Manhattan and the Bronx

The Harlem River is traversed by two legs of the Triborough Bridge (Harlem River Lift, Bronx Kills Crossing). The Wards Island Bridge is a pedestrian bridge crossing the Harlem River between [[Manhattan, New York and Wards Island. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Wards Island is situated in the East River in New York City. ... The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate rights-of-way between the water crossings. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Wards Island is situated in the East River in New York City. ... The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate rights-of-way between the water crossings. ... Wards Island is situated in the East River in New York City. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Willis Avenue Bridge carries northbound road traffic over the Harlem River from Manhattan to the Bronx. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Third Avenue Bridge spanning the Mississippi The Third Avenue Bridge is a landmark structure of the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, originally known as the St. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Lexington Avenue Tunnel carries the 4, 5 and 6 lines of the New York City Subway under the Harlem River between Manhattan, New York and Bronx, New York. ... Image File history File links NYCS-bull-trans-4. ... The 4 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-bull-trans-5. ... The 5 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-bull-trans-6. ... The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Park Avenue Bridge carries the Metro-North Railroad across the Harlem River between Manhattan, New York and Bronx, New York. ... Image File history File links From [1]. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Marble Hill station The Metro-North Railroad (officially the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, and usually abbreviated as Metro-North) is a suburban commuter railroad service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Madison Avenue Bridge crosses the Harlem River from Manhattan to the Bronx. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The 149th Street Tunnel carries the 2 line of the New York City Subway under the Harlem River between Manhattan, New York and Bronx, New York. ... Image File history File links NYCS-bull-trans-2. ... The 2 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The 145th Street Avenue Bridge, located in New York City, USA, is a four-lane swing bridge that crosses the Harlem River, connecting Lenox Avenue in Manhattan with East 149th Street and River Avenue in the Bronx. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Concourse Tunnel carries the B and D lines of the New York City Subway under the Harlem River between Manhattan and the Bronx, in New York City. ... Image File history File links NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg Bullet for New York City Subway B service. ... The B Sixth Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg Bullet for New York City Subway D service. ... The D Sixth Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The High Bridge over the Harlem River as seen in 1890. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Three of the bridges that cross the Harlem River are visible in this photo of the river: the High Bridge (closed to traffic) in the foreground; the Alexander Hamilton Bridge (part of Interstate 95); and the Washington Bridge furthest away. ... Image File history File links I-95. ... Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... Image File history File links US_1. ... U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Three of the bridges that cross the Harlem River are visible in this photo of the river: the High Bridge (closed to traffic) in the foreground; the Alexander Hamilton Bridge (part of Interstate 95); and the Washington Bridge furthest away. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The University Heights Bridge crosses the Harlem River, connecting West 207th Street in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan to West Fordham Road in the University Heights section of the Bronx. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Broadway Bridge in New York City crosses the Harlem Ship Canal between Inwood and Marble Hill, both parts of Manhattan (the latter on the mainland, attached to the Bronx, due to the rerouting of the Harlem River). ... Image File history File links US_9. ... U.S. Route 9 is a north-south United States highway in the states of Delaware, New Jersey, and New York in the United States. ... Image File history File links NYCS-bull-trans-1. ... The Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, also known as the IRT West Side Line, is one of the lines of the IRT division of the New York City Subway. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Marble Hill is the northernmost section of the borough of Manhattan in New York, New York. ... The Henry Hudson Bridge is a steel arch toll bridge in New York City across the Harlem River, a tidal estuary. ... Image File history File links NY-9A.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): U.S. Route 9 Harlem River Henry Hudson Bridge Interstate 287 Taconic State Parkway Henry Hudson Parkway Broadway Bridge (Manhattan) Saw Mill... Route 9A is a 47. ... Image File history File links Henry_Hudson_Pkwy_Shield. ... The Henry Hudson Parkway is a New York City parkway that stretches from West 72nd Street in Manhattan to the Bronx-Westchester County boundary, where it meets the Saw Mill River Parkway. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Spuyten Duyvil Bridge is a Swing bridge that carries Amtraks Empire Corridor line across the Harlem River between Manhattan and the Bronx, in New York City. ... Image File history File links Amtrak_Logo. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate rights-of-way between the water crossings. ...


Kings Bridge was one of two bridges across the old alignment at Marble Hill.


See also


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