Dave Gullett

a miscellanea

The Manhattan Bridge, 100 Years on, and Still No Respect – NYTimes.com

The Manhattan Bridge under construction in 1909, the year it officially opened. But it was not completed until years later.

“Once it was completed, it became the Rodney Dangerfield of the city’s bridges. “Does it have a Roebling?” Mr. Holzer said, referring to the family that masterminded the Brooklyn Bridge. “Does it have Tony Bennett on the other end in Astoria, the way the 59th Street Bridge does? No. It’s the bridge between the Brooklyn Bridge and the 59th Street Bridge, two famous icons that dwarf it.””

The Manhattan Bridge, 100 Years on, and Still No Respect – NYTimes.com.