Day 111

Broadway Bridge

April 19th, 2012

As we learned earlier, the bridge that stood on this site in the early 1900s had to be replaced with a larger one able to accommodate the new subway line that would be passing over it (you can see a 1 train — or two 1 trains that just passed each other, if you look closely enough — on the bridge in this shot). The existing bridge, which was still perfectly usable, was simply floated down the river and installed at a new location that needed a crossing. The bridge you see here, opened in 1962, is a newer incarnation of that original replacement.

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