Description The Park Avenue Bridge is a lift bridge that carries Metro-North trains over the Harlem River between Manhattan and The Bronx. The current bridge is on the site of what was the first-ever railroad bridge in New York, a wooden bridge built in 1840 at the very dawn of the age of railroads. Since that time, the railroad line and crossing has seen uninterrupted use, from 500 train crossings per day in the 1890s to the commuter trains that use it now. The steel lift bridge that exists now is the fourth bridge on the site.
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 3076160 Subjects Style Medium TagsDuncan, Steve