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Manhattan Bridge, Spanning East River at Flatbush Avenue, between Ne, New York, New York County, NY



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Location
between Ne, New York, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-127
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.

Subjects
Suspension Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Lindenthal, Gustav
Carrere & Hastings
French, Daniel Chester
Boucher, Jack, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING TOWARDS MANHATTAN WITH BROOKLYN BRIDGE ON RIGHT
2. VIEW WITH BROOKLYN IN FOREGROUND AND LOWER MIDTOWN MANHATTAN IN BACKGROUND
3. VIEW TOWARDS BROOKLYN WITH QUEENS IN LEFT BACKGROUND
4. VIEW OF MANHATTAN APPROACH WITH MIDTOWN IN BACKGROUND
5. DETAIL VIEW OF TOWER NEAR BROOKLYN SHORE 6. 'BARREL SHOT' TOWARDS MANHATTAN
7. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM MANHATTAN SHORE LINE (Photo by Jet Lowe, 1979)
MANHATTAN TOWER AND ANCHORAGE OF MANHATTAN BRIDGE LOOKING SOUTHWEST
OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE OF MANHATTAN TOWER OF MANHATTAN BRIDGE
HELICOPTER VIEW WEST OF ROADWAY AND MANHATTAN TOWER
MANHATTAN TOWER LOOKING NORTHWEST
VIEW WITH BROOKLYN IN FOREGROUND, MANHATTAN IN THE BACKGROUND.


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