Willis Avenue Bridge

Direction:
North ONLY
Southern Terminus:
1 Avenue and FDR Drive in Manhattan
Northern Terminus:
Willis Avenue, Bruckner Boulevard, Major Deegan Expressway (I-87), and Bruckner Expressway (I-278) in the Bronx
Distance:
0.41 miles miles
Counties:
New York, Bronx

The Willis Avenue Bridge is small bridge over the Harlem River connecting 1 Avenue in Manhattan to Willis Avenue in the Bronx. It is a one-way bridge and carries northbound traffic only. Southbound traffic must instead use the Third Avenue Bridge, which is one-way in the opposite direction, or the RFK Bridge (I-278). The Willis Avenue Bridge has direct highway access on both sides. In Manhattan, it can be accessed from exit 18 of the FDR Drive. In the Bronx, there is a direct entrance to the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) and an entrance to the Bruckner Expressway (I-278) through Bruckner Boulevard. The Willis Avenue Bridge serves as a toll-free alternative to the RFK Bridge (I-278) for motorists travelling from Manhattan to the Bronx.

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