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A photoblog of the Bridges of NYC

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Not everyone is here , a few are missing

But here is a photoblog of most of the river crossings of NYC Bridges, Some of them even locals might not even know so well

https://imgur.com/gallery/Nn5ne91

1. Throggs Neck Bridge

2. Bayonne Bridge

3. Whitestone Bridge

4. Queensboro Bridge

5. Roosevelt Island Bridge

6. Hellgate Bridge

7. Triboro aka RFK bridge

8 Highbridge

9. Alexander Hamilton Bridge (aka I-95) and the Washington Bridge

10 George Washington Bridge

11. Henry Hudson Bridge and the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge My favorite NYC name after the Arthur Kill)

12 . Williamsburg Bridge

13 . Brooklyn Bridge

14. Verazzano Bridge

15. Marine Park aka Gil Hodges Bridge

16 . Manhattan Bridge

17. Outerbridge Crossing

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Thanks for posting this Howard, pretty interesting.

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Nice shots.

(Verrazzano is spelled wrong.)

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Some interesting facts

These bridges go over the East River

Throggs Neck bridge

Whitestone Bridge

Triboro Bridge

Hellgate Bridge

Queensboro Bridge

Williamsburg Bridge

Manhattan Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Harlem River

The High bridge

Alexander Hamilton Bridge

Washington Bridge

Third Ave Bridge (Not Shown)

Madison Avenue Bridge (Not Shown)

Harlem River Swing Bridge (Not Shown)

Malcomb Dam Bridge (Not Shown)

207th St Bridge (Not Shown)

Spuyten Duyvil / Harlem river

Henry Hudson bridge

Suyyten Duyvil Rail bridge

Hudson River

George Washington Bridge

Verrazzano-Narrows aka NY Harbor

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

The Kill Van Kull

The Bayonne Bridge

The Arthur Kill

The Outerbridge Crossing

The Goethels Bridge (Not shown)

Jamaica bay

The Marine Park Bridge aka Gill Hodges bridge

Cross Bay Boulvevard Bridge (Not Shown)

Also not shown Maybe the most notorious of all

Koscuiuszko Bridge , Goes Across Newtown Creek from Brooklyn to Queens. Always jammed up. Im not sure if there is even a good spot to take a picture of this Bridge

Edited: 31 August 2021, 18:40
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Also Not shown is the Broadway Bridge , which is the only Bridge from Manhattan to Manhattan, It goes from Inwood Manhattan (The upper tip of the Island ) to Marble Hill which looks to be in the Bronx, but is actually in Manhattan (The Land was changed when they redug the Harlem River and diverted it) and filled it in between Marble Hill and Mainland Bronx

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Eight NYC bridges held world records when built. The Brooklyn, Williamsburg, George Washington, and Verrazzano were the longest suspension type. The Bayonne was the longest steel arch. The section of the Triboro to the Bronx was the largest vertical lift. The Roosevelt Ave. Bridge (now stationary) in Flushing was the largest bascule bridge. Only the Hell Gate retains its title as the strongest major span in the world, capable of carrying four heavy trains at once.

A great curiosity is the Carol St. Bridge of Brooklyn that conveniently parks itself in a vacant lot when navigation needs to pass.

https://vimeo.com/24195648

The High Bridge, originally an aqueduct, is very impressive with its stone arches. Too bad the ones in the water were replaced with a steel arch to allow easier passage for ships. Sharon Reier's "The Bridges of New York" (1977) is a helpful guide to the subject.

Edited: 01 September 2021, 02:54
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Nice photos. Good to see the Sydney Harbour Bridge on there. :-)

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Actually the Sydney Harbor Bridge was a Copy of the Hellgate Bridge

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very nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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Yes, the earlier plan was for a suspension bridge for Sydney Harbour, but the Hell Gate changed the planners' minds. The Sydney bridge is somewhat larger ( 1,650 ft vs. 978 ft.) and is in a far more prominent location. The Hell Gate was pained only once since 1914 in a custom red color that quickly faded due to a defect in the pigment. I would like to see it in a bronze brown color myself.

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I was reminded you can actually see most of the Bridges posted here fairly easily. If you take the Circle Line tour around Manhattan, it passes all the Bridges posted here that go to Manhattan and a few I didnt post (Minor Bridges)

I did post a number that the Circle line does not pass especilly the Verazzano Bridge, but you can see the Verazzano and the Bayonne bridge from a distance from downtown Manhattan and from near the Statue of Liberty. The Marine Park Bridge can be seen if you take the NYC Ferry to Rockaway.

The hardest ones for a tourist to see are the Throggs Neck, Whitestone, Goethels (not Posted) and the Outerbridge Crossing , the first 2 between Queens and the Bronx and the Last 2 between Staten Island and New Jersey. . There is a bus from Fushing Queens to the Bronx Zoo that goes across the Whitestone Bridge.

The only way to see the Throggs Neck , Goethels and Outerbridge Crossing is by car. The Goethels is probably the hardest to photograph as its by a swamp and there doesnt appear to be a spot to photograph it

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