Williamsburg Bridge

Opened: December 19, 1903

Architect: Leffert L. Buck, Henry Hornbostel, Gustav Lindenthal

The Williamsburg Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn at Delancy Street. The design includes a 1,600-foot main suspension span and two 300-foot side spans supported by steel arches. The total length with approaches is 7,200 feet. The original configuration included 6 rail tracks, four lanes of vehicular traffic and two pedestrian walkways. The current configuration includes six lanes of traffic, the J/M/Z subway lines and a single pedestrian walkway.

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View of East tower
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Closeup of West tower
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View from the Southwest
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Under the West approach
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Under the West approach
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Closeup of building on the approach
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West approach
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West pier
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West approach
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Pedestrian walkway
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Rush hour traffic
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Viewed from the south under the Manhattan Bridge

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