President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the opening of the Triborough Bridge, July 11, 1936.
These two photos: New Deal Network.
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Left: Presidential motorcade over the East River Lift Bridge.
Right: President Roosevelt and New York Governor Lehman.
President Roosevelt's Address: CLICK HERE.
Video: CLICK HERE
The Triborough Bridge
connecting the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens,
renamed the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge in 2008. It was built between 1934 and
1937 with grants and loans from the Federal Public Works Administration
(PWA). It is one of the projects highlighted in the 1939 book Public
. The black-and-white pictures in this section (unless
otherwise noted) are from that book, and were taken between 1937 and 1939.
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