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Jamaica Bay Crossing (IND Rockaway)

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IND 8th Avenue/Fulton Street/Rockaway Line
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Overview

The Jamaica Bay Crossing isn't a station, but is probably the most interesting feature of the Rockaway Line. There are two swing bridges along the line, referred to as the North Channel Bridge (between Howard Beach and Broad Channel), and the South Channel Bridge (between Broad Channel and Hammels Wye). The intrepid railfan can find good views of the crossing if they venture out from Howard Beach (at the foot of 104th Street) or Broad Channel (at the foot of Lanark Road).

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Jamaica Bay Crossing

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Location: Jamaica Bay Crossing

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Photo by: Gary Chatterton
Location: Jamaica Bay Crossing

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Photo by: Fred Guenther
Location: South Channel Bridge

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Location: South Channel Bridge

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Location: North Channel Bridge

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: North Channel Bridge

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Location: North Channel Bridge

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: North Channel Bridge

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Location: North Channel Bridge

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Location: North Channel Bridge

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