State Route 85 and 895 in New York

State Route 85 in New York

Get started Rensselaerville
End Albany
Length 26 mi
Length 43 km


Crosstown Arterial

Buckingham Drive

Cortland Street

Belvidere Avenue

Washington Avenue

→ Albany / Buffalo

According to ACT-TEST-CENTERS, State Route 85 is a state route in the U.S. state of New York. The road runs from Rensselaerville to Albany and is a highway in Albany. The route is 43 kilometers long.

Travel directions

The road begins in Rensselaerville, southwest of Albany, and then continues northeast through several villages. One then reaches Slingerlands, the first suburb of Albany. At Interstate 87, the road becomes a 2×2 lane highway. It then passes through the western neighborhoods of Albany, whereupon the road ends at Interstate 90 via a trumpet connection.


The Crosstown Arterial in Albany was constructed in phases between 1964 and 1968, connecting to the concurrently constructed Slingerland Bypass.

State Route 895 in New York

Get started New York
End New York
Length 1.2 mi
Length 1,8 km
→ Queens / BrooklynWestchester Avenue

→ New Jersey / Connecticut

State Route 895 is a state route and expressway in the U.S. state of New York. The highway is a short link between Interstate 95 and Interstate 278 in the New York borough of Bronx. The highway is 1.8 kilometers long and has 2×2 lanes. The highway is also called the Sheridan Expressway.


In 1941, a short link highway was proposed by the City of New York to connect the planned Cross Bronx Expressway and the Bruckner Expressway for traffic that the also planned Bronx River Parkway through the Bronx could not use. In 1945, Robert Moses proposed a highway along the same route as the Bronx River Expressway. Construction began some time later, in 1958, as part of the elevated Bruckner Expressway. The two-mile highway opened in October 1962 at a cost of $9.5 million. From 1970, the highway was numbered as I-895. Originally, there were plans to extend I-895 another 9 miles north to the New York State Thruway, but that was never realized.

Demolition of I-895

As of 2018, the former I-895 has been demolished and replaced by an urban arterial with traffic lights. In anticipation of this, on September 24, 2017, the AASHTO decided to scrap the status of Interstate Highway. New York State subsequently renumbered the road as State Route 895. In September 2018, the FHWA approved the demolition of the former I-895, reconstruction began almost immediately. On December 11, 2019, the reconstruction was completed. In fact, two large pedestrian crossings have been created, the level crossings have not resulted in improved access to the local road network.

Lane Configuration

The SR-895 has no exit numbers.

From Unpleasant Lanes
I-287 I-95 2+3

Traffic intensities

In 2012, approximately 35,000 vehicles drove on the highway every day.

Williamsburg Bridge

Williamsburg Bridge
Spans East River
Lanes 2×4
Total length 2.227 meters
Main span 490 meters
Bridge deck height 41 meters
Opening 19-12-1903
Traffic intensity 83,200 mvt/day
Location Map

According to, the Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge in the United States. The bridge spans the East River in New York City, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The bridge is a branch of Interstate 278 and can be seen as a highway. The bridge is 2.2 kilometers long and toll-free.


The Williamsburg Bridge has a total length of 2,227 meters and a main span of 490 meters. The pylons are 102 meters high and the bridge deck is 41 meters above the East River, consistent with other bridges in the area. The bridge deck is 36 meters wide, with 4×2 lanes. The bridge is toll-free.


The bridge was the second to be built across the East River, and construction began in 1896. The bridge opened on December 19, 1903, for $12 million. Until 1924 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. This bridge, along with the Manhattan Bridge, is the only suspension bridge in the region that carries both rail and roads. There were plans for a Lower Manhattan Expressway, Interstate 78. In that case, the Williamsburg Bridge would be part of it. There is about two kilometers missing between the end of the Holland Tunnel and the Williamsburg Bridge. The bridge is named after the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Road connection

The bridge ends in Manhattan at Delancey Street, a major east-west axis in the Lower East Side neighborhood. This street ends in Little Italy. Because of the difference in height, there is no connection with the FDR Drive, but the bridge goes well over it. On the Brooklyn side, the bridge connects to Interstate 278, New York’s eastern bypass. The bridge carries 8 lanes, two metro tracks and a pedestrian and bicycle path. 110,000 vehicles use the bridge every day.


The connection is toll-free.

Traffic intensities

In 2012, 83,200 vehicles crossed the bridge every day. The bridge itself therefore has more than sufficient capacity, but the connecting capacity in Manhattan in particular falls short.

Wall Street

Wall Street with the building of the stock exchange.

Wall Street is a street in Manhattan in the American city of New York City. Located on the southern part of Manhattan, the street is best known for the New York Stock Exchange, one of the major stock exchanges in the United States. Wall Street is therefore also used as a name to refer to the entire American financial world. The street was originally called Waal Street by the Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam. After New Amsterdam was handed over to the English, this was slowly transformed into Wall Street. Wall Street has been the financial center of New York City since 1817. Several skyscrapers have been built around the street, often containing offices. Trinity Church and Federal Hall also lie on Wall Street and are today landmarks. Due to the high buildings, sunlight hardly reaches the street. New York residents therefore refer to the street as the Canyons of New York. Important events in the economic history of the United States have also played out in the street. After the stock market crash of 1929, the street was full of people and great panic ensued. Protests also take place in the street, especially when the country is in bad economic shape. An example was after the credit crisis of 2008 when the protest movement Occupy Wall Street staged large-scale protests in the streets and even set up tent camps. Also in the street is a large bronze statue of a bull called Charging Bull. The bull was placed illegally after the stock market crash of 1989, but it was decided to keep the statue.

Williamsburg Bridge