Description Williamsburg Bridge, View through Tower Arch2006The Williamsburg Bridge between Manhattan and Brooklyn was the second of New Yorks great suspension bridges, built between 1901 and 1903. It was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it was builtbeating the previous record-holder, the neighboring Brooklyn Bridge, by 4 and 1/2 feet. It was the first major suspension bridge in the world with all-steel towers, and the engineering techniques used helped pave the way for almost all modern suspension bridges. Though the bridge looks ungainly from the ground, the arching steel at the top of the towers becomes graceful when seen up close, and offers what is probably the best cityscape view in all of New York.
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.
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