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                      Steven W - The Bridges of New York City

 

    The Bridges in New York are each architecturally unique. Some were built as early as 1901 and as late as mid 20th century. Enjoy my digital photos.

The Brooklyn Bridge

        

   

The Brooklyn Bridge was the first suspension bridge built in New York City. It was built in 1883 and was the first connection between downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. It has a wooden pedestrian path that allows you to walk or bike across the bridge.

                   360 degree Panorama of the Brooklyn Bridge

The Manhattan Bridge (The blue bridge in back of the Brooklyn Bridge)

 

The Manhattan Bridge was built in 1903 and runs parallel to the Brooklyn Bridge. It relieved traffic from the Brooklyn Bridge. Its unique truss style towers make it distinguishable.

The Williamsburg Bridge

  

The Williamsburg Bridge connects Delancey St. in Manhattan to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. The bridge is unique in that there are only supporting cables in the center half of the bridge. The bridge is frequently under repair.

The Queensboro Bridge (I took the left picture)

          

The Queensboro Bridge connects 59th St. in Manhattan to Long Island City in Queens. The bridge consists of two levels, and it is a steel truss structure.

The Triborough Bridge (I took the left picture)

 

The Triborough Bridge actually consists of three bridges, connecting Astoria in Queens, 125th St. in Manhattan and the Port Morris industrial area in the Bronx. It was built in 1931. The Queens span is a suspension bridge which I think is architecturally elegant. The Manhattan span is a lift bridge, and the Bronx span is a series of low bridges.

The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (These Pictures I took Myself except for the 2nd one) (Click to Enlarge)

The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge was designed by Aymar Embury the II and was completed just in time for the first World's Fair in 1939. It connects Whitestone Queens to Ferry Point in the Bronx. It actually connects Ferry Point Park to Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone.

The Throgs Neck Bridge

 The Throgs Neck Bridge was built to relieve traffic of the Whitestone Bridge. It connects Throgs Neck in the Bronx to Whitestone in Queens. It was completed in the 60's.

The George Washington Bridge (I took this pic)

The George Washington Bridge was completed in the late 1920s and early 30s. Its two towers stand 604 feet from the water, and incredible height. The bridge is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The bridge originally opened with six lanes, but in the 1960s, a lower level containing six lanes was added, and the upper level was widened by a lane on each side, bringing the bridge to currently carrying 14 lanes of traffic!

           

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