open water triple crown

THE CHALLENGE

This years challenge is a 28.5 mile swim around Manhattan Island, New York via the East River, Harlem River, and Hudson River, swimming under its 20 bridges.

The challenge is final part of Open Water swimmings Triple Crown, a journey which started in 2007 with my first swim of the English Channel and resumed in 2019 ,prior to the pandemic ,with the Catalina Channel.

‚ÄčThe aim is to join the very few who have successfully achieved all three great swims. It  will be a proud moment in a journey that has had many high moments

THE DETAIL

Challenge Date : 29th August 2022

Challenge : The 20 Bridges around Manhattan Island include:

Hudson River (date built/length):

  • 1. George Washington Bridge (1931/1,450.85 meters)

Harlem River (date built/length):

  • 2. Spuyten Duyvil Bridge (1899/186 meters)

  • 3. Henry Hudson Bridge (1936/673 meters)

  • 4. Broadway Bridge (1962/170.08 meters)

  • 5. University Heights Bridge (1908/82 meters)

  • 6. Washington Bridge (1888/723.9 meters)

  • 7. Alexander Hamilton Bridge (1963/724 meters)

  • 8. High Bridge (1848/600 meters)

  • 9. 18. Macombs Dam Bridge (1895/774 meters)

  • 10. 145th Street Bridge (1905/489 meters)

  • 11. Madison Avenue Bridge (1910/577 meters)

  • 12. Park Avenue Bridge (1954/100 meters)

  • 13. Third Avenue Bridge (1898/853.44 meters)

  • 14. Willis Avenue Bridge (1901/979 meters)

  • 15. Triborough Bridge (1936/230 meters)

  • 16. Wards Island Bridge (1951/285.6 meters)

East River (date built/length):

  • 17. Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (1909/1,135 meters)

  • 18. Williamsburg Bridge (1903/2,227.48 meters)

  • 19. Manhattan Bridge (1909/2,089 meters)

  • 20. Brooklyn Bridge (1883/1,825 meters)

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