125th Street Viaduct

The Manhattan Valley Viaduct was built for the IRT subway line (now the 1 Train) and is actually a landmarked structure.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission reports that it “is the most imposing and visually impressive aboveground engineering structure of the IRT subway system” and an “excellent example of a double-hinged parabolic braced arch structure. Supporting both the tracks and the 125th Street station, the viaduct is a testament to the skill of the engineers and contractors who designed and built New York City’s first subway between 1900 and 1904.”

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