Bronx New Deal - Photo #161 - Triborough Bridge

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Aerial view of the Triborough Bridge, late 1930s, from the sky over Manhattan, looking east. Queens is in the upper right, with the bridge joining Grand Central Parkway; the curving part of the bridge (alongside Hell Gate railroad bridge) is on Ward's Island, just right of Randall's Island (the two are now joined). At the far left the bridge forks to the Bronx (extreme center left) over the Bronx Kill to East 134th Street and to Manhattan (towards the lower left corner of the photo) at East 125th Street. Hell Gate is the channel between Ward's Island and Queens. The islands at upper left are South and North Brother Island and, behind them, Rikers Island. Photo: Short and Brown, Public Buildings (1939).

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