Manhattan Monday 31 – Manhattan Bridge

Empire State Building NYC June 2013

Empire State Building NYC June 2013

The bridge in the photo above is the Manhattan Bridge, the middle of three (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg: BMW) bridges spanning the East River.

Last week I showed the Brooklyn Bridge, but forgot to mention that it had been completed in 1883;  of course Wikipedia can provide more information if you’re curious.

These three shots of the Manhattan bridge, opened in 1909, were taken from the East River ferry as we approached the bridge and passed under it. In the first, the Brooklyn bridge is in the background.

 

Manhattan Bridge

New York City – Manhattan Bridge

Under the Manhattan Bridge on the East River Ferry

Under the Manhattan Bridge on the East River Ferry

 

Under the bridge on the East River Ferry.

Under the bridge on the East River Ferry. New York City Sony RX100M3

And this final photo was taken in June of 2015:

Manhattan Bridge from the roof of a tour bus.

Manhattan Bridge from the roof of a tour bus.

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Manhattan Monday 30 – Brooklyn Bridge

Yes Ma’am, yessir, I do know it is Tuesday. Please cut me some slack.

Brooklyn Bridge is furthest downriver in the smoggy background. From Empire State Building NYC June 2013

Brooklyn Bridge is furthest downriver in the smoggy background. From Empire State Building NYC June 2013

As you will note from the watermarks on these photos, they were shot in different years. We have been into New York City four times since 2010 as short side trips from visits to my son in northeastern Pennsylvania.

As we learned from the “hop on hop off” Brooklyn bus tour guide last year, there are three bridges over the East River.  From south to north they are the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. If you have trouble remembering: BMW is the key.

The shots today are of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Taken while on the hover Ferry between East 34th street and Pier 11/Wall Street.

Taken while on the hover ferry between East 34th street and Pier 11/Wall Street.

Brooklyn Bridge from river level in Brooklyn, 2015

Brooklyn Bridge from river level in Brooklyn, 2015

 

We walked the Manhattan half of it – and returned – in 2010; I would recommend it to anyone visiting New York City, but not necessarily on a hot day in August!

I was not hanging out over the vehicular traffic. There are walkways around the pillars that put you above the roadways.

I was not hanging out over the vehicular traffic. There are walkways around the pillars that put you above the roadways.

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge – looking back at Manhattan.

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge. At the time I knew why the flags were at half mast.

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

2010 while walking the Brooklyn Bridge

If we make another trip, I want to walk the Brooklyn half of the bridge.