Description Welfare Island Bridge with Moon, Looking toward Roosevelt Island from Queens-side tower, 2005The Welfare Island Bridge is one of the smaller bridges in New York, and maybe the most historically interesting thing about it is that, until it was opened in 1955, there was no direct car access to Roosevelt Island; any cars destined for the island had to be loaded onto elevators on the Queensboro Bridge deck (seven stories up) so they could be lowered down to the ground. The Welfare Island Bridge now connects Queens directly to Roosevelt Island. Though Welfare Island was renamed Roosevelt Island in 1973, the bridge still retains its original name. This view looks east, towards Queens.
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 2989378 Subjects Style Medium TagsDuncan, Steve