Queensboro Bridge and the Roosevelt Island Tramway
A walk across the 59th Street Bridge to Long Island City, New York City, New York, USA
(Photos Dec 2008, updated March 2010, ©urban75)
The Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge, is a cantilever bridge spanning the East River.
Completed in 1909, it connects Long Island City, Queens with Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island.
The Roosevelt Island Tramway carries passengers over 1st Avenue. The station is just to the left of this picture.
Heading to the pedestrian entrance for the Queensboro Bridge.
Walking over the bridge. It's one of the quietest pedestrians bridges out of Manhattan.
Roosevelt Island Tramway cars #1 and #2 pass overhead.
View from the bridge.
The tramway runs parallel with the north side of the Queensboro Bridge.
Looking north from the bridge.
Passing over the S Street Viaduct.
Looking over the East River, with Roosevelt Island to the right.
Looking south west towards Brooklyn, with Manhattan to the right.
Roosevelt Island with a tramway pylon.
'Luxury Condo's' on Roosevelt Island.
The four chimneys of the Transcanada Ravenswood power plant in Queens.
Into Long Island City, Queens, passing the Queensbridge Houses.
Opened in 1939 and the largest public housing development in North America, the 3,142-unit complex is owned by the New York City Housing Authority, and houses around 7,000 people.
Looking back along the walkway. Not a soul in sight!
A subway train passes by.
Towards Queens Plaza.
It's a short walk to
PS1 Contemporary Art Center from the bridge - and just around the corner is the 5Pointz graffiti art 'mecca.'
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