Thursday, June 13, 2013

Manhattan Bridge

This is the Manhattan Bridge, a suspension bridge that crosses the East River connecting Lower Manhattan (at Canal Street) with Brooklyn (at Flatbush Avenue Extension). It was the last of the three suspension bridges built across the lower East River, following the Brooklyn and the Williamsburg bridges. The bridge was opened to traffic in 1909. Designed by Leon Moisseiff, the bridge has four vehicle lanes on the upper level, while the lower level has three lanes, four subway tracks, a walkway and a bikeway. The upper level was originally used for streetcars. These images were made in DUMBO (an acronym for down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass) neighborhood of  Brooklyn at sunset.

2 comments:

Alice said...

great use of light.
well done.

Noel Y. C. said...

Thanks, Alice.