Manhattan Monday 32 – Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge opened in 1909.   The main bridge is 3,725 feet long, the longest of the East River Bridges. The overall length of the bridge, including the Manhattan and Queens approaches, is 7,449 feet.

I haven’t been over or under it but I took two photos from the Empire State Building in 2013 which show it.

The bridge is to the right of the Chrysler building.

The bridge is to the right of the Chrysler building.

And showing more of the Brooklyn end.

Showing more of the Queensboro end.

There is a lookout at the end of East 55th Street which offers a lovely view of boat traffic on the East River and of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge just upstream. The lookout is only a few blocks from The Pod Hotel 51 (on East 51st!) where we stayed in both 2013 and 2015.

From a lookout at the end of East 55th Street, Manhattan.

New York City June 2013 – From a lookout at the end of East 55th Street, Manhattan.

 

Previous posts on Manhattan bridges can be found here: The Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.

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4 comments on “Manhattan Monday 32 – Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

  1. Awesome views! My little laminated StreeWise Map of Manhattan came in Saturday and looked up all the streets, and places you mentioned. The river view lookout is neat. I’m adding it to my list of things to do.

    We’re going to be staying in Mid-town but more central thinking it will be a great base for all points and things we want to do and see while there. We’re all very excited, and looking forward to May!

    Thanks for sharing your trip, and giving me a preview!

  2. BuntyMcC says:

    The streets in Midtown are very crowded with tourists(!) and people trying to flog tours and shows. We’ve never been to a show (long story.) But 5th and Broadway and Times Square are nearly empty early in the morning on a weekend!

  3. Beautiful photos.
    Simon and Garfunkel brought fame to this bridge with their “59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy).”

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