By Heather Grossmann
DNAinfo News Editor
MANHATTAN — The old Willis Avenue Bridge was bound for a junkyard in Jersey City last week where it would finally be laid to rest.
The 110-year-old bridge, which extended from First Avenue and East 124th Street in Manhattan to Willis Avenue and East 134th Street in the Bronx, was replaced last year.
After the city failed to attract buyers for the old bridge, the contractors behind the new bridge were commissioned to sell it for scrap, according to the New York Times.
The original bridge opened on August 22, 1901, and cost $2,444,511, according to the Department of Transportation's website
The new bridge, which cost over $6 million, arrived by barge last summer, traveling from Albany up the East River and under the Brooklyn Bridge on its route to the Harlem River.