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06.09.15 Bucky Turco

Today at 10:30 AM, a ribbon cutting ceremony will formally mark the reopening of High Bridge after more than 40 years. Completed in 1848 and originally designed to help bring fresh water to the city, the historic pedestrian span was constructed over three decades before the Brooklyn Bridge existed, making it New York’s longest standing […]

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06.02.15 Liam Mathews

The MTA released excellent photos and a video of the baby and adult peregrine falcons that live atop the Throgs Neck, Verrazano, and Marine Park Bridges. According to the MTA, every year at the end of May, DEC scientist Chris Nadareski climbs the bridges and puts identifying bands on the newly-hatched chicks. The chicks are […]

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04.06.15 Prachi Gupta

It took them over 2 hours, but cops were able to talk a suicidal woman off the ledge and back to safety when she tried to jump off the Kosciuszko Bridge on Monday, the New York Post reports. The woman was taken to Elmhurst Hospital. According to a witness, she is a Polish immigrant with […]

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03.06.15 Prachi Gupta

What if a bridge could also be a community center? That’s what architect Sunggi Park envisioned in his Harvard thesis project “Re-configurable Infrastructure,” which just got a special mention in the annual d3 Unbuilt Visions competition — an annual celebration of visionary and theoretical architecture across the world. Using the Queensboro Bridge as an example, […]

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04.04.13 Andy Cush

Da Nang, Vietnam can now lay claim to holding the world’s largest bridge in the shape of a dragon. Built to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, the bridge cost $85 million, is about a tenth of a mile long and six traffic lanes wide, contains 2,500 LED lights, and […]

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12.06.12 Andy Cush

Construction on the Tappan Zee Bridge started in 1952, at the height of the Korean War. Because of a materials shortage during the war, the bridge was constructed cheaply and designed to last only 50 years. The Hudson River crossing has now been standing for 60, and the New York State Thruway Authority is considering […]

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Andy Cush

Some residents and relief organizations are worried that it might. Two bridges to the peninsula,the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, had been toll-free after the storm and until December 1st, easing the burden of transit to and from the area. Now, there’s a $3.25 cash and $1.80 EZ […]

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09.25.12 Andy Cush

According to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, truckers have crashed into low-hanging bridges in New York 200 times in the last two years alone. Schumer placed partial blame on the GPS systems used by truckers, which he said lack the ability to plan a route based on the heights of bridges along the way, and is now […]

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03.09.12 Bucky Turco

The steel span connecting Queens and the Bronx was a crown jewel when it was completed in 1916 and hailed as the longest steel-arch bridge in the world, but 96 years later the structure is in dire need of a paint job, again. Its landlord however is being reluctant. Amtrak owns the iconic Hell’s Gate […]

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09.14.11 Myles Tanzer

Here’s a preview of the amazing light show the Manhattan Bridge is getting during a two day Dumbo arts festival. The work of 20 different artists will be projected on the bridge, providing viewers with a drug-free trip for two days in a row. […]

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