The Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge – because its Manhattan end is located between 59th and 60th Streets – and officially titled the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City that was completed in 1909. It connects the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens with Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. It carries New York State Route 25 and is the westernmost of the four East River spans that carry a route number: NY 25 terminates at the west (Manhattan) side of the bridge, which once carried NY 24 and NY 25A as well. The bridge is flanked on its northern side by the freestanding Roosevelt Island Tramway.
In December 2010, the bridge was renamed in honor of former New York City mayor Ed Koch.
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ACL1978 (7511) 2014-02-25 18:25
Hello Andre - a nice shot of one of NYC's overlooked bridges! All the attention goes to the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, but the Queensboro Bridge is majestic in its own way, and more imposing. Nice composition from below, giving a good sense of the sweep and size. Thanks!
macjake (71721) 2014-03-01 11:51
this is one that i'd actually go back to NYC to get myself.
Andrew said it perfectly, its a bridge that gets overlooked in the city, so its nice to see it here.
wonderful perspectives, smart lines and depth.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13739)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: March in New York City
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-25 8:16