Manhattan Bridge toward Brooklyn
Manhattan Bridge, Spanning East River at Flatbush Avenue, between New York City & Brooklyn, New York, New York, NY. Related Names: Gustav Lindenthal, Carrere & Hastings, Daniel Chester French. Photographed in 4x5 film by Jet Lowe for HAER. Building/structure dates: 1909 initial construction. Significance: This single span suspension bridge contains one of the longest suspension spans in the U.S., and had the largest carrying capacity in the country when it was built. It is unusual in that it was designed as a dual-level bridge; carrying street-cars on the upper level and subway tracks on the lower, with roadways in the center of each level. The approaches to the bridge were designed by Carrere and Hastings, and incorporated allegorical figures of Manhattan and Brooklyn by Daniel Chester French, which have since been removed to the Brooklyn Museum. General View of Bridge from Manhattan Shore Line 1979.
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