Description Triborough Bridge Suspension Span, View Towards Ward's Island & Manhattan, 2005This is a view from the top of one of the narrow steel tower of the suspension span of the Triborough Bridge. The suspension span crosses between Queens and Ward's Island, over the Hell Gate region of the East River. It is the longest span of the three-part bridge; the two other spans connect to Manhattan and the Bronx. It is purely a bridge for cars, a highway suspended in the air; when it opened in 1936, it was the first and only bridge within New York City without space for a train or subway track.The Triborough Bridge was created by Robert Moses, who conceptualized not just the bridge, but the vast highway network of which it is a part. Helped by WPA funds, he oversaw a vast army of workers who constructed the three bridge spans, as well as the elevated roadway and toll plaza that covers nine acres and is supported on 1,700 concrete pillars.
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 3076199 Subjects Style Medium TagsDuncan, Steve