The Manhattan Bridge Arch and Colonnade, located at the Manhattan entrance to the bridge, was built between 1910, the year after the opening of the brudge, and 1915, and was designed by Carrere & Hastings as a triumphal arch with flanking curved colonnades. The decoration includes pylons which were sculpted by Carl A. Heber and a frieze called "Buffalo Hunt" by Charles Rumsey. The arch and colonnade were repaired and restored in 2000.
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ACL1978 (5775) 2013-01-21 12:11
The Brooklyn Bridge gets most of the attention, Andre, and maybe that's understandable. But there's a charm to the Manhattan Bridge as well, especially its Manhattan entrance and the colonnade here. Nice POV where we can see one of the bridge's towers through the opening, and the traffic in front breaks up the symmetry well. The man on the bike at center is a strong human element.
I can't think of this spot without recalling when I lived in Brooklyn; one night I was getting a cab home from a Lower East Side bar, and the cabby was driving even faster than I would normally expect. As we made the turn onto the bridge itself, it was made so sharply that I'm pretty sure the cab actually lifted onto two wheels momentarily! Not the most peaceful moment of my life, but a memorable one.
Thanks for the shot!
weetrees (599) 2013-02-01 8:31
Indeed a lovely arch and entrance way to one of the East Rivers other bridges :-)
Its a shame a lot of it is lost here due to the traffic.
Maybe next time a long exposure shot would resolve that wee problem :-)
Only speculating as i have not shot from that particular spot so i don't know if it would be possible
- Copyright: Andre Gustavo (bona) (10144)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: New York City
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-21 11:12