The Queensboro Bridge

The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, also know as the 59th Street Bridge is a two-level double cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. Designed by architect Henry Hornbostel and completed in 1909, it connects the borough of Queens with Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. The bridge is flanked on its northern side by the freestanding Roosevelt Island Tramway which began operation in 1976 connecting Roosevelt Island to the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Queensboro Bridge is memorized in popular culture in Wood Allen’s 1979 film Manhattan.

Article: Streetscapes/The Queensboro Bridge; Spanning the East River, With a Sense of Drama