East River Bridges

Four East River bridges once brought rapid transit traffic to and from Manhattan.  One -- the Queensboro -- was connected to Manhattan's elevated system, and another -- the historic and venerable Brooklyn -- was hooked into the namesake borough's own extensive, now long-vanished el system.

The Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges continue to have busy subway activity.  Both offer transit and urban landscape views like nothing else in America -- like nothing else in the world.  This photo, taken from the front car on the Manhattan Bridge, is from 1982.

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