Manhattan Bridge

I know I know, everyone loves the Brooklyn Bridge, and yeah, I do too, but I can’t help but be drawn to its next door neighbor. I heart the flat blue color (officially called “dusty blue”) and the relatively delicate look to it that I’m sure detractors call “fugly” and “flimsy.”


OK, so the Manhattan Bridge’s cable designer went on to design the infamous Tacoma Narrows Bridge and yeah the bridge has been traumatic to subway riders over the years. Count me in as a fan, though the Manhattan Bridge Club refers to something else entirely.

How it was built. How it was fixed. More photos at Wired New York, Daniel’s Manhattan Architecture and the obligatory live web cam.

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