Queensboro Bridge

The Queensboro bridge connects Manhattan and Queens at 59th Street. The design features two large cantilever truss spans (1,182 feet and 984 feet) connected by a 630-foot span over Roosevelt island. The main spans are flanked by a 470-foot approach span on the Manhattan side and a 459-foot approach span on the Queens side. Although the original design included trolly and elevated train traffic, both levels are currently devoted to vehicular traffic with two pedestrian walkways. The bridge was designed by Gustav Lindenthal and opened to the public on March 30, 1909.

Closeup of West tower
3/15/2005 01:48 PM
Closeup of West tower
View from the Southwest
3/15/2005 01:49 PM
View from the Southwest
View from the West
3/15/2005 01:51 PM
View from the West
Under a pier
3/15/2005 01:51 PM
Under a pier
Under the bridge
3/15/2005 01:52 PM
Under the bridge
Under the bridge
3/15/2005 01:52 PM
Under the bridge
Closeup of tower ornamentation
3/15/2005 01:55 PM
Closeup of tower ornamentation
View from the Northwest
3/15/2005 01:55 PM
View from the Northwest
Arch underpass
3/15/2005 01:57 PM
Arch underpass
Grocery store under the West (Manhattan) approach
3/15/2005 01:58 PM
Grocery store under the West (Manhattan) approach
Traffic on the Manhattan side and a <br/>departing tram for Roosevelt Island
3/15/2005 02:03 PM
Traffic on the Manhattan side and a <br/>departing tram for Roosevelt Island
View from the Northwest
1/24/2008 04:29 PM
View from the Northwest
Luminaire on Manhattan side
5/14/2008 02:13 PM
Luminaire on Manhattan side
View from Roosevelt Island Tram
5/14/2008 02:19 PM
View from Roosevelt Island Tram
View from Roosevelt Island Tram
5/14/2008 02:20 PM
View from Roosevelt Island Tram
Western Roosevelt Island pier viewed from the south
5/14/2008 04:53 PM
Western Roosevelt Island pier viewed from the south