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
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.