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Bridges in New York City

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  • Amanda M
    Basingstoke, UK38 contributions
    Me and my friend ventured here and tried to use the subway, We did ask the chap in the subway booth which station we needed to get off but he was not helpful at all - too busy eating his lunch. So we end up getting off the subway but at the wrong station - we ended up in Williamsburg, so walked and walked, which was really lovely as it gave us an insite to NY that we probably would have never ventured out and discovered. We finally got to Brooklyn Bridge and all I can say is, is its beautifully structured bridge and it wonderful to approach the bridge and see the NY skyline. Loved it and was one of my fave days out.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,435 contributions
    We enjoyed the view of this large and important bridge as we drove to the airport. Several subway lines use it and the views of the city from the subway car is great. This bridge carries thousands of people everyday.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Mark Mc
    Smyrna, TN1 contribution
    The museum has an amazing collection of firefighting history and memorabilia. They do a great job of letting you just enjoy the exhibits at your pace and not a fast pace tour by everything. The staff was friendly and helpful and I enjoyed the museum.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK17,073 contributions
    The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, (Queensboro Bridge for short), is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. It was completed in 1909 and it connects the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens with the Upper East Side in Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. The bridge is also known as the 59th Street Bridge because its Manhattan end is located between 59th and 60th Streets. The bridge's ceremonial grand opening was held on 12th June 1909 and at the time it was the 4th longest bridge in the world. A fabulous way to see the bridge 'up close' is to take a trip on the Roosevelt Island Tramway, a cable car that runs parallel to the bridge from Manhattan to RI. The total length of the bridge between anchorages is 1,135m (3,724 ft).
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,255 contributions
    Bow Bridge is located in Central Park in NY. It’s a nice structure and very popular. Well decorated with flowers in tall pots.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
    Third in a row across the East river, Williamsburg bridge connects Queens and Manhattan. It's an awesome steel structure and another famous bridge in NYC.
    It's way less crowded than Brooklyn bridge.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • windsgroup
    Monroe, NJ994 contributions
    We crossed the GWB to NJ. There was so much volume from trucks and cars trying to cross on the upper and lower levels. No fun.
    Written 16 April 2021
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,255 contributions
    This is a great photo opportunity and a really beautiful bridge in Central Park. November has all the beautiful colours on the trees.
    Written 12 November 2021
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  • Erik L
    Seattle54 contributions
    This is a nice place to walk, in a neighborhood you probably wouldn't visit otherwise. Inset placards in the lovely brick paving highlight the history of the bridge. Expansive views include the Manhattan skyline in the distance, and towers of the George Washington Bridge. Adjacent, there is a large lovely wooded park on the Manhattan side. There is also a park on the Bronx side, but it is dark and grubby, and probably best avoided after dark.
    Written 1 June 2021
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,435 contributions
    It's the way to Jersey, or from Jersey. I was fascinated by the lines of traffic and how they chose with street to use for access. Terrible at rush hour.
    Written 4 December 2021
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  • The Sushi Guy 🍣
    Long Island, NY13,466 contributions
    I was working in Westchester County and wanted to bypass the traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway. Not the most scenic of the crossings. Crossing was much faster than the other two Bronx bound bridges.
    Written 7 June 2021
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  • The Sushi Guy 🍣
    Long Island, NY13,466 contributions
    It was one of those days, I had to work in Westchester. Crossing the bridge late morning, there was still traffic - crazy. Construction is still going on.
    Written 9 August 2021
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  • hrobinson1114
    Nashville, TN2,552 contributions
    I’ve loved this bridge ever since I first entered NYC. Maybe it’s because I also love Sydney, Australia, and I didn’t realize until recently that the Sydney Harbor Bridge is based on this bridge.

    Not only does this bridge have interesting history, but it’s rumored that after man kind collapses, this bridge will still be standing. It’s an architectural marvel. It still services Amtrak trains.

    This bridge can be accessed by two primary ways—from Astoria Park and Randall’s Island park. Randall’s island offers better photo ops and a new and beautiful walking path, but the Astoria side is pretty as well, and has easy access to the tasty ethnic eateries of Astoria. Both spots have good parking, but Randall’s Island probably offers more.

    Look this bridge up, learn about it, and go see it. It’ll be a nice day out for a walk, people watching, photo snapping.
    Written 21 May 2021
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  • neil102
    Astoria, NY7,365 contributions
    This bridge is a hidden gem if you want to connect to Wards/Randalls Island and then on to Astoria. I would recommend the walk unreservedly as it is a healthy alternative to the JFK Bridge. I do a walk every summer to get to Astoria and it is a very healthy and fun alternative for those who like scenic views of Manhattan, Queens and the Amtrak running over little
    Hell Gate. You even can connect to the Bronx.
    Written 16 April 2021
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  • The Sushi Guy 🍣
    Long Island, NY13,466 contributions
    The tunnel is the most direct route to midtown. On the other hand frugal guys like myself bypass the tunnel by getting off the Long Island Expressway @ Van Dam Street. Then take the local streets and cross the Queensboro Bridge to avoid the toll at the tunnel.

    I use the tunnel as an early morning route, when my Jersey meetings are early. The tunnel is in great shape for it's age. When traveling from Long Island to West New York, NJ - you start on the Expressway, go through the QM tunnel, stay on 34th Street to the Lincoln Tunnel, and you're in Weehauken, NJ. Straight shot from Long Island to New Jersey.
    Written 23 April 2020
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