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Bridges- New York City
East River Crossings

This is the river of mighty bridges, The most famous of course is the Brooklyn.

bulletBrooklyn (4)
bulletManhattan (3)
bulletWilliamsburg (2)
bulletQueensboro (4)
bulletWelfare Island (0)
bulletTriboro-Queens (2)
bulletHells Gate (2, 1 new)
bulletWhitestone (0)
bulletThrogs Neck (0)
Brooklyn Bridge
Type Suspension   Year Opened 1883
# of Decks 1   # of lanes/tracks 6 lanes
Total Length 1595ft 6"   Main Span Length 3455ft, 6"
Highway/RR     Misc Connects downtown Brooklyn with downtown Manhattan
Toll None  
Comments Probably the most famous of NY's Bridges. It is a classic!
nyc-br-brooklyn-072602-04.jpg (387020 bytes)View towards Manhattan (7/26/02) nyc-br-brooklyn-072602-05.jpg (406215 bytes)Brooklyn tower (7/26/02)
nyc-br-brooklyn-051503-02.jpg (119268 bytes)Heading towards Manhattan. (5/15/03) nyc-br-brooklyn-052003-01.jpg (365679 bytes)View from City Hall Park (5/20/03)
Manhattan Bridge
Type Suspension   Year Opened 1909
# of Decks 2   # of lanes/tracks 7 lanes, 4 tracks
Total Length 6855 ft   Main Span Length 1470 ft
Highway/RR No Highway #, NYC Subway   Misc Connects downtown Brooklyn with Chinatown Manhattan
Toll None  
Comments This bridge has been undergoing a major rebuilding. It has 4 subway tracks, although only 2 have been open for any given time for the past decade and will remain so for at least a couple of more years.
nyc-br-manhattan-072602-02.jpg (359845 bytes)Brooklyn Tower, look carefully and you will see a subway crossing the lower level. (7/26/02) nyc-br-manhattan-052003-01.jpg (292657 bytes)View from the Manhattan Plaza which it clearly choked with traffic. (5/20/03) 
nyc-br-manhattan-051503-01.jpg (125690 bytes)View from the East River Drive. (5/15/03)
Williamsburg Bridge
Type Suspension   Year Opened 1903
# of Decks 1   # of lanes/tracks 8 lanes, 2 tracks
Total Length 7308 ft   Main Span Length 1600 ft
Highway/RR No Highway #, NYC Subway   Misc Connects Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the lower east side of Manhattan
Toll None  
Comments This bridge is often forgotten about as is it uptown from the famous downtown bridges. It has two subway tracks for the J/M/Z lines.
nyc-br-williamsburg-072602-01.jpg (332993 bytes)Manhattan tower, a subway can be seen on the bridge. (7/26/02) nyc-br-williamsburg-072602-06.jpg (344529 bytes)View from the north. (7/26/02)
Queensboro Bridge
Type Cantilever   Year Opened 1909
# of Decks 1   # of lanes/tracks 10
Total Length 7449 ft   Main Span Length 1182 west, 984 east
Highway/RR NY-25   Misc Connects Queens Plaza with mid-town Manhattan
Toll None  
Comments This a long bridge that goes over Roosevelt Island, but no exits for it. However at one time trolleys on the bridge did stop at stations with stairs down to the island.
nyc-br-queensboro-072602-01.jpg (332371 bytes)View from the south. (7/26/02) nyc-br-queensboro-072602-03.jpg (429743 bytes)Manhattan Tower (7/26/02)
nyc-br-queensboro-072602-05.jpg (359574 bytes)View from the north, the Roosevelt Island Tram towers a visible. (7/26/02) nyc-br-queensboro-051903-01.jpg (351878 bytes)View from the Manhattan Tramway station. (5/19/03)
Welfare Island Bridge
Type Lift   Year Opened 1955
# of Decks 1   # of lanes/tracks  
Total Length 2877 ft   Main Span Length 418 ft
Highway/RR No designation   Misc Connects Queens with Welfare, or now Roosevelt Island.
Toll None  
Comments  
Sorry no photos
Triboro Bridge-East River
Type Suspension   Year Opened 1936
# of Decks 1   # of lanes/tracks 8
Total Length 1380 ft   Main Span Length 2780 ft
Highway/RR I-278   Misc Connects Astoria Queens with Randalls Island
Toll $3.50 all directions EZPass  
Comments Part of a 3 bridge system connecting Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx. See the Harlem River Bridges for the other two.
nyc-br-triboro-072602-02.jpg (133372 bytes)View from the south (7/26/02) nyc-br-triboro-102904-01.jpg (54355 bytes)Queens part of the Triboro Bridge system looking west from Queens. (10/29/04)
Hells Gate Bridge
Type Arch   Year Opened 1917
# of Decks 1   # of lanes/tracks 4
Total Length 17000 ft   Main Span Length 1017 ft
Highway/RR Amtrak   Misc Goes from Queens to Ward's Island and onto the Bronx.
Toll N/A  
Comments Part of a 3 bridge system connecting Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx. See the Harlem River Bridges for the other two.
nyc-br-hellsgate-072602-01.jpg (342254 bytes)Hell's Gate is behind the Triboro Bridge. (7/26/02)
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
Type Suspension   Year Opened April 1939
# of Decks 1   # of lanes/tracks 6
Total Length 7140 ft   Main Span Length 2300 ft
Highway/RR     Misc  
Toll $3.50 each way  
Comments  
Sorry no photos
Throgs Neck Bridge
Type Suspension   Year Opened Jan 1961
# of Decks 1   # of lanes/tracks 6
Total Length 13410 ft   Main Span Length 1800 ft
Highway/RR     Misc  
Toll $3.50 each way  
Comments  
Sorry no photos

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