COVID-19 UPDATE

Sadly due to the World wide pandemic the plans to undertake this wonderful event had to be cancelled. It is still on the wish list to do to complete the Triple Crown but there are currently no plans made

“IF LIFE WERE PREDICTABLE IT WOULD CEASE TO BE LIFE, AND WITHOUT FLAVOUR"  Elenor Roosevelt

current challenge

20 BRIDGES in 2020

Swim around Manhattan Island

THE CHALLENGE

The Challenge for 2020 is to circumnavigation 28.5-mile around the island of Manhattan via the East River, Harlem River, and Hudson River, swimming  under its 20 bridges. 

 

The challenge is final part of open-water swimming’s triple crown, which started in 2007 with my swim of the English Channel and  resumed last year in 2019 with the Catalina Channel.

Joining the very few who have successfully achived all three great swims will be a proud moment in a journey that has had many high moments

 

THE DETAIL

Challenge Date : 19th July 2020

 

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)