Description This view looks north into the Bronx from the Manhattan-side tower of the Broadway Bridge in New York.The Broadway Bridge is a 20th-century lift-bridge that connects Manhattan Island to the mainland of the Bronx. It crosses over the Harlem River Ship Canal, which is actually a man-made waterway connecting the East River and the Hudson River.This thoroughly modern bridge, crossing over a watercourse barely a century old, nonetheless is a successor to New York's very first bridge: the old Kingsbridge, a wooden toll-bridge built in 1693. (The Kingsbridge was located a short distance north of where the Broadway Bridge now stands; the Kingsbridge crossed over Spuyten Duyvil creek, a fast-flowing tidal strait that was filled in when the Harlem River Ship Canal was constructed.)
Steve Duncan, Brooklyn, NY Member Since February 2010 Artist Statement As an urban historian & photographer, I try to peel back the layers of a city to see what's underneath. From the tops of bridges to the depths of sewer tunnels, these explorations of the urban environment help me puzzle together the interconnected, multi-dimensional history and complexity of the world's great cities.
Catalog Details Product No 3070022 Subjects Style Medium TagsDuncan, Steve