CELEBRATING HELLGATE’S 100TH BIRTHDAY!

  

The Hell Gate Bridge is a New York City icon that has been standing strong for 100 years. An incredible feat of engineering, it was constructed by the New York Connecting Railroad which was controlled and funded by the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR). One of the most iconic features of the bridge is it’s steel-arch span; a characteristic which inspired other bridges across the globe such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. The Hell Gate stretches more than three miles in length end to end and is said to be the last thing remaining in New York, lasting a millenium after us. The bridge was an important link during its hay day and remains a vital part of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. Today it carries freight traffic for CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Provicence & Worcester.

hell gate bridge centennial photo & logo competition!

To celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Hell Gate Bridge, we are asking all Photographers, Designers and Bridge Enthusiasts from all over the World to participate the Hell Gate Bridge Photo Centennial Photo & Logo Competition!

Simply upload your bridge photograph or Logo and tell us your story.

see the amazing hell gate bridge!




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3616 Astoria Boulevard South, Astoria 11103

Phone: 718.274.4926

E-mail: meloni25@iasny.org

Our mission

“To properly honor the 100th Anniversary of the building of the Hellgate Bridge, an Iconic Local and Historic Landmark, through Community celebrations and events.”

"To begin discussion and planning to tastefully light and paint the Bridge”

"To disseminate information about the Hellgate and its history and lead the effort to maintain the structure and environs in a proper and safe manner for future generations of users”