Bronx New Deal - Photo #164 - Triborough Bridge

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Aerial view of the Triborough Bridge, late 1930s, on Randall's Island, looking towards the Bronx. In the foreground: Randall's Island Stadium, later known as Triborough Stadium (1948-55) and Downing Stadium (since 1955), built by the WPA, site of the 1936 Olympics trials where Jesse Owens qualified for the Munich Olympic games and his place in history. Also a frequent site of Negro League baseball games. Photo: Short and Brown, Public Buildings (1939). More about the stadium here.

The New Deal in NYC 1932-1943 | Frank da Cruz | fdc@columbia.edu