What is Citynoise?..... Authors..... Cities.....  

browse by city

Brooklyn, NY (1200)
New York, NY (1035)
Toronto, ON (946)
Montreal, QC (435)
London, UK (316)
Houston, TX (297)
Oakland, CA (253)
Philadelphia, PA (208)
Seattle, WA (191)
Queens, NY (188)
Minneapolis, MN (110)
San Francisco, CA (105)
Sao Paulo, Brasil (102)
Seoul, South Korea (100)
Newark, NJ (95)
Chicago, IL (94)
Mpumalanga, South Africa (91)
Melbourne, AU (79)
Schenectady, NY (78)
Cleveland, OH (75)
complete city list

browse by author

Peter (1348)
joey (455)
jack (323)
EvilGentleman (298)
hool (247)
Franny Wentzel (244)
groovehouse (207)
CartLegger (179)
Jamie (171)
CE (170)
Michelle (160)
fuzzytank (155)
elaine (151)
Elicar (151)
Biff (146)
serlingrod (135)
Catherine Penfold-Waxman (131)
GGP (130)
chiamattt (127)
Tyfoid Kid (125)
complete author list

best of

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

from the archives

Beijing & The Great Wall of China

, and The of , spring 2005.

Beijing & The Great Wall of China

The Bridges of New York City

- Peter - Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 : goo

[previous] :: [next]

East River Bridges

image 213

image 214
Manhattan Bridge

image 215
Williamsburgh Bridge

image 216
Queensborough Bridge (59th Street Bridge)

image 217
Roosevelt Island Bridge

image 218
Bronx Whitestone Bridge

image 219
Triborough Bridge

image 220
Throgs Neck Bridge

image 221
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Hudson River Bridges

image 222
George Washington Bridge

image 223
Tappan Zee Bridge

image 1195
Mid-Hudson Bridge (connects Highland to Poughkeepsie)

Harlem River Bridges

image 224
Wards Island Bridge

image 225
Triborough Bridge

image 226
Willis Avenue Bridge

image 227
Third Avenue Bridge

image 228
Park Avenue Railroad Bridge

image 229
Madison Avenue Bridge

image 230
145 Street Bridge

image 231
Macombs Dam Bridge

image 232
High Bridge

image 233
Alexander Hamilton Bridge

image 234
Washington Bridge

image 235
University Heights Bridge

image 236
Broadway Bridge

image 237
Henry Hudson Bridge

image 238
Hell's Gate Bridge

image 239
Spuyten Duyvil Railroad Bridge

This article was viewed 145254 times (Counting ceased in 2017)

Internet Archive:*/

hasslehoff: 4th Mar 2005 - 15:55 GMT

that's a lot of bridges

Mike Ruby: 4th Mar 2005 - 16:01 GMT

Thanks for the collection!

You are missing one, if you are meaning to include all bridges that connect boroughs: the railroad bridge just west of the Henry Hudson bridge that carries Amtrak, CSX, and Canadian Pacific trains from Manhattan to the Bronx, Westchester, and points north. Missing only one is a good job though! Most people would forget the Park Avenue Metro North bridge and/or the Hell Gate.

Also, I'm curious as to why the Tappan Zee, entirely outside city limits, belongs, and bridges like the Bayonne and Goethals, partially within the city, do not. It is pretty though.

Mike Ruby: 4th Mar 2005 - 16:05 GMT

Oh, and also the bridges that connect Brooklyn and Queens over Newtown Creek (and the one over Jamaica Bay to Rockaway), but if you were to include those, there may be not much justification beyond the political boundary thing to not include the dozens more bridges over the Bronx River, Gowanus Canal, Hutchinson River...

Peter: 4th Mar 2005 - 16:14 GMT

Mike: ahh the Spuyten Duyvil bridge! cant believe i forgot that. ill go add it to this entry ASAP. i used to row under it every day when i was in college.

re: the tappan zee... cause its a true hudson river bridge, as opposed to the bayone bridge, etc.

the reason why i didnt include the bayone or the other bridges you listted are because there are just too many. i did get some good incidental ones around the gowanus canal here though!

maybe ill do another entry of the other bridges. i jsut didnt want to make it too long here or it would take hours to load :)

Mike Ruby: 4th Mar 2005 - 17:01 GMT

Hours indeed! And there is always another one just around the corner to forget. I have a project going where I walk across every walkable bridge in the city and take a train or bus or taxi across every one I can't. It's quite a challenge.

Have you seen some of the bridges up in Bronx Park? There's a beautiful old high bridge just below the facility where you can rent a kayak. Also, the monorail in the zoo is certainly the only city bridge from which you can see rhino and Siberian tiger.

Peter: 4th Mar 2005 - 17:05 GMT

cool! i dont get up to the bronx much, unfortunately, but now that warmer weather is coming and i have a speedy bicycle at my disposal, i might make a go of it and get up there and shoot some flicks.

have you crossed the aqueduct over the harlem river? its amazing up there! unfortunatly, the one time i was there was by chance and i didnt have my camera. i must go again, and hope that the terrorism-phobia that has developed since my first trip doesnt prevent my access.

steelisreal: 4th Mar 2005 - 20:20 GMT

guess now i will post my other photos of bridges in london, today is unofficial bridge day on citynoise it seems

Peter: 4th Mar 2005 - 20:32 GMT

word up! dude, we had to change some shit on here re: uploading... would you be able to resize your photos a lil bit and make em around 500-600px wide until we get it sorted? thanks :D

steelisreal: 4th Mar 2005 - 22:30 GMT

ooo sorry about this my pics are huge, didn't realize it was an issue

Jamie: 4th Mar 2005 - 22:59 GMT

Dude it's ok, the site is supposed to resize them on the fly but things have gone a bit shonky for the time being. We can resize your current pics. Just be sure to keep em at 600 pixels wide till we fix shit up, to keep your posts looking nice :-) keep posting. We love you x x

Mike: 7th Mar 2005 - 01:59 GMT

No, I haven't even attempted the High Bridge. I read that it was closed off and has been for decades. If I find access is possible somehow though...

friend of NZONE: 9th Mar 2005 - 08:24 GMT


Great bridges!! I can't believe you've got photos of all of them!

Can you do me a favor and re-post the NZONE graffiti pics that you posted in April 0f 2004? Or email them to me at

Thanks much!

watcher: 11th Mar 2005 - 22:46 GMT

there are two seperate pictures of the tribourough.

Peter: 12th Mar 2005 - 01:24 GMT

yes, because its two different spans cross two different rivers, duh.

Paul G: 18th Mar 2005 - 22:26 GMT

Peter, this is my favorite series of pictures on this site. Chicago is supposed to contain more moving bridges than any other city in the world. But, those bridges were - almost exclusively - designed and built by the same firm. In addition, almost all were made of the same material: iron, and almost every one of our bridges was/is painted black. We have many bridges, but little "bridge diversity," and that makes for monotony...

"Chicago-based engineer Strauss had built many bridges--many small, ugly, black-painted bridges. He really was not the man to design or build the new Golden Gate Bridge."

A different Strauss, but still, a Straussian connection...haha.

whonose: 22nd Mar 2005 - 00:29 GMT

impressive. how long did the collection take to acquire?

Moscow: 7th Apr 2005 - 08:30 GMT

Wow! It's impressive collection... I'm going to collect Moscow's bridges now, and post it here to comare %)
(sorry for grammar mistakes)

Peter: 7th Apr 2005 - 13:10 GMT

Moscow: Please do! that would be awesome!

brandon: 9th Apr 2005 - 08:18 GMT

i am writing a screen play and one of the characters is a drawbridge operator, is that such an ocupation, if so does anyone know how to get ahold of one to speak with?

Mike: 28th Apr 2005 - 18:06 GMT

I have some recent pictures and I think some smaller ones in the winter of highway, pedestrian, and railroad bridges across the Bronx River in Bronx Park. Interested?

Peter: 28th Apr 2005 - 18:31 GMT

sure, post em here! check how to upload/post photos at this

just upload the photo and you can post it into a comment or entry by copy/pasting the resulting code, you know, the part you'll see with the brackets around it (including hte brackets!)

Anonymous ( 28th Apr 2005 - 18:34 GMT

How about the little bridges over the Gowanus Canal. There's a really great sign on one of them about a ridiculously small fine you have to pay if you go too fast- I think it's maybe $7-$12. I love that bridge.

kimberly: 29th Apr 2005 - 19:48 GMT

thanks for showing us all the bridges of Nyc. now if i could only come to Nyc and go across them all :-D

fede: 1st May 2005 - 18:37 GMT

you have many bridges.

Jason C. Serrano: 2nd May 2005 - 21:39 GMT

Keywords: Mountain, Snake, Pop, Fire,Telephone Pole, Bubble, Dish, Cup, Kicking, Nose, Ha-ha, Ship, Thimb, Church, Jumping, Quarter, Yellow, Valentine, Box, Zigzag, Water, Girl, Radio, And Leg. Wally Amos: WE START OFF THE KEYWORDS THE LETTERS CH. CHURCH, FOR J IS JUMPING. QUARTER IS THE SOUND THE LETTER Q AND WE TALKED ABOUT VALENTINE FOR V. YELLOW FOR Y, BOX FOR X, ZIGZAG FOR Z, WATER FOR W, RADIO FOR R, LEG STARTS WITH THE LETTER L, GIRL FOR G.

Peter: 3rd May 2005 - 13:21 GMT

so strange, what some of our random visitors post, eh?

jeff: 4th May 2005 - 11:37 GMT

You forgot the Bronx River Draw Bridge on the Bruckner Expressway, it is one of the few remaining draw bridges that is on an Interstate highway

nora: 15th May 2005 - 16:44 GMT

brillant thank you .i always wanted to go to New YORK .Don.t think i will make it now thank.s to you i know what some of it looks like

Mike Ruby: 14th Jun 2005 - 16:05 GMT

image 2623

Here are two of the Bronx River Parkway's bridges over the Bronx River

elaine: 14th Jun 2005 - 16:21 GMT

cool shape, that deserved a post of it's own

Rafael: 10th Aug 2005 - 19:34 GMT

I'm not tired of visiting this article. Thank you Peter!

Francine: 8th Sep 2005 - 19:21 GMT

Came upon your site and love all your fantastic bridge shots.
I have a question, what is the name of the bridge in Astoria.
Is it the Triborough or Hell's Gate?
Thank You

kc: 19th Sep 2005 - 12:24 GMT

thanks, peter. just found this through your ref in another post...good reference! Good to know about kayaking under whatever Bronx bridge that was...the bridges of the Gowanus would be good--they're all engineering marvels, I think! And I wonder if the person looking for a bridge operator could have found the Chicken Man?

Roman Gorbenko: 15th Dec 2005 - 21:27 GMT

This is very good posting of the bridges of New York City! I am glad to see it! Thank You!

champ: 30th Dec 2005 - 05:18 GMT

yo that was good i live in staten island and i dont no y u did not put in the other 3 bridges from staten island u no what i am saying

Peter: 30th Dec 2005 - 07:22 GMT

champ: um, cause those bridges go to ;)

champ: 1st Jan 2006 - 07:34 GMT

peter yes i no they go to jersey i live on the island but the bridges of NEW YORK meens that all of the bridges in the new york city ;-$)

champ: 1st Jan 2006 - 07:36 GMT

ooo yea happy new year to all of you

champ: 1st Jan 2006 - 07:48 GMT

yo how do u put photos on your post

champ: 1st Jan 2006 - 07:53 GMT

but the gwb goes to jersey too

Bob Orrange: 15th Jan 2006 - 13:40 GMT

I am preparing a display about the bridges in New York State and found your article very helpful. Thanks

Chantelly: 18th Jan 2006 - 18:31 GMT

I can't find ANY information on this site. I suggest you get more pictures of the Hudson River.
Thank You.

jeeff: 18th Jan 2006 - 18:36 GMT

i can't find any information on this site either! ...just all these photos and text everywhere.

little ukraine: 14th Apr 2006 - 19:16 GMT

wow, fantastic post. especially glad to see the hell gate pic.

barbara mcgrail: 18th Apr 2006 - 21:14 GMT

thank you. what lovely photographs. i didn't realise there were so many bridges in the area, but certainly seeing the 'brooklyn, manhattan, and williamsburgh (BMW) brought back lovely memories of sailing underneath them last september 05 whilst on holiday. hope to go back some day...

angela: 10th May 2006 - 00:10 GMT

thanks! did my homework well.

Alery: 29th May 2006 - 18:52 GMT

Beautiful photographs. I hope some day stay in NY to see all of them. Thanks

Senanu Awunyo-Akaba: 30th Aug 2006 - 05:17 GMT

What a scene of beauty! Wow I love you New York City. God bless America

Alexa: 3rd Oct 2006 - 04:36 GMT

Great bridge pics! Beautiful! I have a fear of bridges, yet I enjoy looking at them. I don't think I could ever drive across the massive bridges of NY........not sure I could even ride in the car while crossing them. While in SF, Ca the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate were hard for were some of the Mississippi river bridges. Anyway.....thanks for sharing. I LOVE New York, and hope to visit one day!

Alexa: 3rd Oct 2006 - 04:38 GMT

Question..........what does the Tappan Zee bridge connect?

Peter: 3rd Oct 2006 - 14:10 GMT

it connects new york and new jersey over the hudson river, a few miles north of the george washington bridge...

Naomi: 9th Dec 2006 - 19:20 GMT

Someone asked about the High Bridge-It is closed currently, but residents of the Bronx neighborhood of Highbridge have apparently been campaigning to have the bridge reopened. The city very recently announced a plan to reopen the bridge after a reconstruction project. Pretty cool, since it is NYC's oldest bridge still standing!

Brittany: 22nd Jan 2007 - 14:54 GMT

these bridges are cool

robert Pearson: 10th Feb 2007 - 21:45 GMT

need to know the exact number of true bridges within and/or, connected to the city of of New york
I am at

Jeff: 18th Feb 2007 - 04:01 GMT

These bridges are beautiful my favorits are the brooklyn,manhattan,george washington or (the G.W.)and the verazino narrows or simply put the narrows bridge. New York City is my faverit place to be and i plan on liveing there someday sooon!

Fred : 1st Mar 2007 - 05:11 GMT

Left NYC in 1953 the last trip back to NYC was in 2005. The only bridge I went over was Helgate. The family was supprised the I still rememberd the name.
Great site.

iman: 8th Apr 2007 - 12:27 GMT

great shots, i've crossed half these bridges myself, but they look better in the pictures.

Birdman: 19th Apr 2007 - 03:29 GMT

Where is the Kosciosko?

Cjjones: 28th May 2007 - 21:43 GMT

great shots beatuiful photos

Cjjones: 28th May 2007 - 21:44 GMT

im actually building the george washington bridge for a project in school

kunle in Queens: 13th Jun 2007 - 06:10 GMT

I'll like to know how many bridges are in NYC and NYS?


Thomas Callison : 12th Aug 2007 - 00:54 GMT

Throgs Neck Bridge is clean and pretty Bridge ever in my whole life and I love Throgs Neck Bridge

Throgs Neck Bridge : 12th Aug 2007 - 05:27 GMT

I love the beautiful Throgs Neck Bridge

Cars moving on Throgs Neck Bridge : 12th Aug 2007 - 21:08 GMT

Throgs Neck Bridge is a beautifiul bridge

Virginia Gambardella: 16th Aug 2007 - 19:29 GMT

Thats the Marine Bridge at Jamaica Bay at least that's what it was called in 1939,when you took the ferry from Sheepshead Bay to the point (Kennedys) and looked to the left there was the Marine Bridge.

John in the heights: 24th Sep 2007 - 17:49 GMT

Been trying to get an exact figure on many bridges are connected to Manhattan?

anon ( 15th Oct 2007 - 00:31 GMT

nice images.have you seen dave frieder's images
which is your favorite?any problems since 9/11?

anon ( 22nd Oct 2007 - 21:43 GMT

i like these pics thnx

me: 28th Oct 2007 - 06:45 GMT

Nice pictures, I like looking at them too.

Joe Kash: 18th Dec 2007 - 15:30 GMT

awesome, awesome post! bridges are the shiznit!! but yea man you forgot the bayonne and goethels bridge? who cares if they go to does the gwb but you KNOW you had to put that one in there...

Mark Moskovitz: 1st Jan 2008 - 23:34 GMT

great pictures
How do I get a complete set of prints for my wife who is from NYC?

Carl Struyf: 9th Mar 2008 - 13:13 GMT

Nice foto's,i will collect some foto's of the port of Antwerp Belgium.
I'm the lock operator of the biggest lock's in the world,also doing some movable bridges in the port.
Nice collection of the NYC bridges.

Carl Struyf: 9th Mar 2008 - 13:22 GMT

image 26302

image 26303

image 26304

Harold Sewell, NB Canada: 5th May 2008 - 15:30 GMT

Peter, thanks ever so much for this collection of bridges... I have traveled over many of them... and I also like the movie "Queens Logic" which has the Hell's Gate bridge in it.

Thanks again.

ante croatia: 8th Jun 2008 - 13:22 GMT

oooooh my god every bridge in new york has it's own charisma.i am 13 and i love all bridges especially suspension ones and cable stayed bridges but new york bridges-paradise for me.i especially love the ones on the east river and hudson river.i love u new york! i've been to new york when i was 8 but then, i didn't gave much attention to bridges.i remember that i saw brooklyn b. manhattan b. williamsburgh b. and several others.

Jim Isham: 12th Jun 2008 - 12:58 GMT

I would really like to see a map of where these bridges are located in NYC. It's great to see the pictures, so I can I.d them on the ground, but how about a location map? I grew up in the NYC area, and visit often, but I still do not know where all of these are on the ground after 62 years! Thank you so much for putting this together. It helps me a lot to get a sense of the place I am from. That is important to me. I know it sounds corny, but I DO love NY. Well, not the taxes, or the crime, but the people, and our accomplishments.

VALKYRIE: 6th Jul 2008 - 19:40 GMT

I brought my boat from upstate NY yesterday and was confronted with the Spyten Dyvil swing bridge in a closed position. There are no signs on the Hudson River side of the bridge with any information it is a swing bridge and it only opens at certin times and to get the operators attention you must call him on marine Ch.13.I post this for other boaters who might use this route to get into the East River. Call AMTRACK to be sure if and when it will open.

Peter: 7th Jul 2008 - 14:31 GMT

ch. 13 is pretty standard for such bridge communications. but beware that if you need the bridge to be opened, you need to contact them well in advance, as they have to work around the train schedules.

an easier tip, though, would be to check out the schedule, and just go then, as the bridge opens several times a day, like clockwork, for the circle line tour boats to pass through. ive had good luck following them through on several occasions when i needed to get from the to the under/through that bridge (yes, at low tide, small boats can fit underneath it)...

christina : 29th Jul 2008 - 21:33 GMT

I went in the Tapan Zee Bridge which scared me very badly because I am afriaid of bridges. I'm going on it in September and hopefully it will be safe while I am driving. Thank you.

Simon : 11th Aug 2008 - 19:39 GMT

what happened to the Newburgh Beacon Bridge and Bear Mountain Bridge (since you included Mid Hudson Bridge)

Steve: 24th Aug 2008 - 06:01 GMT

Hi from down under. On a recent trip to NY we took a boat ride around Manhattan and were very surprised to see a bridge similar to our famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. We were also surprised to learn that the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a copy of and was based on your Hell's Gate Bridge. Great photos.

Amanda: 15th Sep 2008 - 00:39 GMT

Thank you for actually including photos of each bridge! I've been searching the web for a Site just like this. Thank you!

ricardo: 30th Sep 2008 - 19:28 GMT

I like the bridges in new york

marcella: 20th Nov 2008 - 05:32 GMT

I am a bridge operator. It is the coolest occupation. Yes it does exist.

anon ( 29th Jan 2009 - 17:57 GMT

Compaired to your adventures we are beginners. Just the Brooklyn and Manhattan so far. Any suggestions on which ones to walk next. Email Thanks.

Dillon: 11th Mar 2009 - 21:35 GMT

Is it possible to walk across the Spuyten Duyvil swing bridge?.. If you time it correctly? Or is that impossible and insane.


Sean Hopkins: 11th Mar 2009 - 21:52 GMT

I got into some trouble after making it to the top of the Hell's Gate bridge once. I had the key to get into the gate at the base of the bridge to check the electric meter, and how the f*ck could I resist not going all the way up?! Me and some co-workers made it all the way up to the rails. Myself, and another guy were the only ones who wanted to keep going up, and go up we did. The tightest spiral staircases you will ever see get you to the crown of the bridge, and once youre up there, it's so damn sweet. All you hear is wind.
On the way down, we heard the police radios coming up, and we were like, oooooh shit.

They walked us down, took our ID'S and other info, called Amtrack police and scared the living shit out of us. Nothing ever came of it though. They just took the key away, haha.

anon ( 31st Mar 2009 - 01:24 GMT

do you have the tunnels to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dunny: 6th Apr 2009 - 03:56 GMT

These are some great picture I live in New York for a while,well on Long Island I didn't know there were that many bridges. These are some great photos Thanks

Cathy Anderson: 6th Jun 2009 - 04:43 GMT

Thanks for the super photos. I love the Brooklyn Bridge & have accomplished my wish to walk across it which I did about five years ago. I also get mixed up on which is which, the Manhattan is also very cool. Just remember: BMW, or Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg.When I was young I worked in NYC, loved it & miss it still and try to go down maybe once a year. NO ONE should miss NY.

steve mccarthy: 8th Jun 2009 - 17:36 GMT

I just kayaked around Manhattan. Am I correct that I went under 22 bridges?

Peter: 8th Jun 2009 - 19:03 GMT

not unless you also kayaked all the outer-boro estuaries and waterways that are also part of , and feature bridges. its not like theyre all on the three rivers circling manhattan, heh...

steve mccarthy: 9th Jun 2009 - 15:17 GMT

I counted: George Washington on the Hudson, 5 bridges on the East River below Hells Gate, The Triborough, 12 traffic bridges on the east river (Willis, 3rd Ave,Macomb, Madison, 145st, 127th, University Heights, Broadway,Alex Hamilton, Washington), 2 rail road bridges (Spuyten Boyvil, Park Ave railroad bridge) and 1 pedestrian bridge. Am I double counting something?

Peter: 9th Jun 2009 - 15:28 GMT

some of those bridges (like the ) dont connect to manhattan, so you wouldnt have encountered them simply kayaking around the island. i wasnt thinking you were including those outer-boro ones...

steve mccarthy: 9th Jun 2009 - 19:25 GMT

I appreciate your help. How many bridges do you think you actually go under when you circum-navigate Manhattan?

Peter: 9th Jun 2009 - 19:56 GMT

20. from west to east, they are:

the gwb
spuyten duyvil (rail only)
the hudson
university heights
macombs dam
145th street
madison ave
park avenue (rail only)
3rd Avenue
willis avenue
wards island (pedestrian only)

steve mccarthy: 9th Jun 2009 - 20:09 GMT

Thank you, it's a big help

Pat: 5th Aug 2009 - 09:19 GMT

Hi guys, WOW, I'm travelling to New York City in December 2009(from Johannesburg, South Africa), and I've developed a fascination for New York's bridges and your website has cerainly opened my eyes. I truly had no idea there were so many! Is it true that Sydney Harbour Bridge was designed a copy of one of your bridges? I just wish to confrim this, before educating my peers! I'm looking forward to walking over many of these beautiful bridges!! Looking forward to hearing from a bunch of you!! Regards,


different patrick: 21st Sep 2009 - 20:06 GMT

Where is the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge that connects Brooklyn to Rockaway?

Sixgun: 21st Sep 2009 - 20:40 GMT

^^^ between Brooklyn and Rockaway? *snicker*

different patrick: 21st Sep 2009 - 21:35 GMT

image 35991

Kirsty Smith: 27th Sep 2009 - 16:35 GMT

Hey guys some beautiful photos and some interesting points. I think the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. I hope to cross it some day myself, funds allowing.

mia: 29th Sep 2009 - 21:17 GMT

Thanks you so much !!! This totally works :)

anon ( 19th Oct 2009 - 18:47 GMT

it is very pretty

JOJO: 19th Oct 2009 - 18:49 GMT


aroosa: 27th Oct 2009 - 00:27 GMT

New York City is beatiful

aroosa: 27th Oct 2009 - 00:29 GMT

iiiiiiiiiiiiii loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee newwwwwwwwww yorkkkkkkkkk ................................................................

Robert: 27th Oct 2009 - 16:34 GMT

Peter, articles like this are what makes City Noise such a fascinating site.
At first I thought it was because it dealt mainly with NYC and Brooklyn where I partly grew up and now miss, but now, after browsing many of the posts here, I'm sure that it's because, many of the articles throughout citynoise are posted with much love and care. So please, let me thank you, Jamie, CartLegger,Jack and so many others for keeping this site shining!

DaLadyDi-ExNYC-South Bronx girl: 4th Dec 2009 - 23:12 GMT

Peter, thank you so much for a wondrous job on the bridges pics...grew up mostly afraid of them, since I had family all over the boroughs...Pops would drive us chitlins in a blue VW bug,so you can imagine on the many crossings with the wind and traffic, scaring us kids in the back seat! Always wondered how many there were/are and now by your excellent work, I know! One day I aim to return and venture over all of them...have a good many already under my belt! Happy Holidays!! :>>

Franny Wentzel: 5th Dec 2009 - 00:26 GMT

In the 1970s the Wards Island pedestrian bridge had a purple & yellow colour scheme...

image 37242

salman: 17th Dec 2009 - 03:01 GMT

anyone knows where of location the tempisquie river cable stayed bridge?thank's for all

delias: 10th Jan 2010 - 20:02 GMT

Great photos, I am an old brooklyn boy who misses the great bridges of new york.

Mary: 11th Jan 2010 - 00:46 GMT

Thank you for the collection. I am so glad I found this site. I have a painting from NY that has a bridge in it with the Empire State building and the Trade Centers in the immediate background. The painting was done in the 1970's. I don't know the name of the bridge still. The closest match to it would be the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. I am not in NY. Does that bridge have the Empire State building in the background landscape? Otherwise which bridge would it be I wonder? Please email me at if you know please.

Alisa: 22nd Jan 2010 - 20:24 GMT

Thanks for the wonderful collection of photos and info! I love NYC!

Jennifer: 25th Mar 2010 - 05:44 GMT

I am so amazed at the beauty of bridges... I am just watching csi new york and was just think how many bridges does new york have??? Google is awesome this was the first thing that came up... New york looks amazing and i hope to one day go there... I want to see the bridges in person

Agice One: 13th Apr 2010 - 02:40 GMT

I like the one that you take from greenpoint to Hunters point in queens right next to 5 pointz.

gaurav b: 1st Jun 2010 - 11:26 GMT

it is really amazing if i , i will visit these all bridges twice or thrice .it's my dream to visit all bridges of world's second largest city once in my life

Capt. Richard C. Noble: 15th Aug 2010 - 14:22 GMT

Thanks for the best review of NYC bridges I have found to date. I was a tug boat captain for five years in NYC for Moran Towing and I have not been over these bridges but under them. They are fascinating under as well as on. I still have wonderful memories of taking a barge load of gasoline from the Kills up thru Buttermilk Channel up the East River under all the bridges out past Exicution Rock Light and into Long Island Sound headed for docks in Conneecticut and Rhode Island. Thanks for the memories.

seattletransplant: 7th Oct 2010 - 04:16 GMT

What a fabulous site! The posts and comments are as dear as the pics. I grew up in Westchester but Manhattan was the big world where all the school field trips went. Thanks for reminding me of the grandeur, coolness and humanity of NYC. Bridges are cool and there are lots of "working" ones here in Seattle, plus the locks, but none so majestic as these...Many thanks!

Annette Alabaster: 7th Nov 2010 - 01:33 GMT

Thanks so much for your wonderful photos of NYC's bridges! Hubby and I took the 3 hr. Circle Line Boat Cruise in late Sept., but there was no way to identify the scenery as I was clicking away. I lived in Scarsdale in the 50's and had no idea that this little island had so many bridges!! For a small city such as Richmond, (VA) we have several. Thanks again, Peter.

Tharanga Dilan: 21st Jun 2011 - 18:31 GMT


william Robinson Jr, : 25th Jun 2011 - 02:50 GMT

I finally got around to these beautiful bridges. Thank you.

John Payne: 24th Jul 2011 - 02:59 GMT

Hey . . . great job. As a limo driver I have been over most of these. Thank you for posting!

Any info on the High Bridge, on the Manhattan side in the stonework as you wizzz past, you can see and Alpha and Omega carved into the stone work . . . looks original?

Anne L: 31st Jul 2011 - 08:17 GMT

Thank you for this - I can now identify, from UK, all the photos I took when we did the Circle Line boat trip in July 2011!

Jacki C: 19th Aug 2011 - 22:53 GMT

We love the show "rescue me" and in the opening credits there's a picture where you are looking down a street and can see one of the bridges; I think the Manhatten B. Any Idea where that scene would have been taken? The view of the bridge is beautiful and every time I see the show I say I'd like to go back to NYC and get that exact picture. I know it's a long shot, but any ideas?

anon ( 9th Oct 2011 - 14:14 GMT

damn therexs 2 much

Owen Smithers: 24th Oct 2011 - 13:13 GMT

Can you identify this bridge for me?

Nightowlcafe: 29th Dec 2011 - 02:15 GMT

Thanks, you've helped me identify a miss-identified image of the Queensborough Bridge on an old glass slide

SarahWalker: 24th Jan 2012 - 16:14 GMT


A Train: 2nd Feb 2012 - 16:47 GMT

Hi. I have also set a goal to walk across all the bridges of Manhattan. Could you please tell me which ones are passable by foot?

Claudia: 5th Mar 2012 - 21:36 GMT

There's a lot of bridges that i didn't even know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

T.R.: 6th Mar 2012 - 04:32 GMT

Nice work Guy.

Carlos Baez: 16th Mar 2012 - 06:41 GMT

Amazing pics...I LOVE U NY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christopher Nirmal, Adelaide: 24th Mar 2012 - 12:14 GMT

Great photographs. Getting nostalgic from the visit we made 9 years ago. Love NY

Samantha dude: 16th Apr 2012 - 18:28 GMT

Hi how many bridges are in New York City?

Gbserge: 30th Apr 2012 - 05:30 GMT

Hey Jackie C. Answer to ur question....that picture was taken from the on Washington between Plymouth and Water St. If you Google map it and do a street view you'll get the exact same picture.

Gbserge: 30th Apr 2012 - 05:31 GMT

Oooh, In Brooklyn!

TEASEO BOMB SQUAD: 30th Apr 2012 - 18:53 GMT

I got busted writing on the Williamsburg bridge

pasquale ferreri.: 30th Apr 2012 - 20:52 GMT


anon ( 31st May 2012 - 18:36 GMT

how many bridges go into manhattan nyc

brokenmedic: 4th Jun 2012 - 13:59 GMT

Born, raised on LI and worked for the City of NY in Queen's, I traveled over most of these with the exception of a few smaller street n subway bridge's. Now living in Minnesota, I was unfortunately at the I-35 bridge collapse with the Red Cross (bridge was in the chapters back yard) who's parking lot became the triage area.

My 1st thoughts like many there, we were wondering "was this an act of terrorism?," Thank whoever is was not. May the foreign and domestic religious & political lunatic's never target a bridge anywhere in the world. Bridges all over the world are a historic testimony of mans perseverance to engineer, explore and grow, I believe these amazing bridge's will out live us all...!

Can you believe man is actually planing to build a bridge to the moon? Technically an elevator into space, our children's children will likely see this "bridge" happen.

It's been year's since I toured NY other than a Christmas visit to NY & Ground Zero to pay my respect's to fellow 1st Responders, I was not able to cross the bridges except a few into Manhattan. This virtual trip to the Bridges of NY was a great & amazing experience.

Thanks to the photographer's and contributors of this site,
thanks for the memories!
Rob, (the broken medic)

Darius Barnes: 12th Jun 2012 - 17:28 GMT


Pastor Dave: 24th Jun 2012 - 21:55 GMT

I love your pics- good job! I must come to the defense of the Bayonne Bridge. It is an important NYC bridge. It connects New Jersey to New York city, providing an important transportation link. At the time it was built it was one of the largest bridges in he world of its type. It is also one of the strongest bridges in the world, having been designed for rail traffic which was never added. That strength is coming in handy now as they rebuild it to be 60 feet higher to clear the new PANAMAX ships that are coming in several years. The bridge is so strong that they are planning to add the new raised deck while the bridge operates below. There are few bridges anywhere strong enough to accommodate the additional dead load. Further, in the book, "Six Bridges-the Legacy of Othmar Ammann", the Bayonne Bridge is one of the 6 great bridges Ammann designed to connect the major parts of NYC allowing the city to truly come together as one entity. Ammann has been called the greatest bridge builder in American history and the Bayonne Bridge earns its place on significant NYC bridges- especially if you include the Tappen Zee and bridges north of the city. The Port Authority of NJ and NY is investing over $1 billion to raise this important landmark, that's how important it is to NYC. I agree that the Goethals should be included as well. Keep up the good work. I will be checking back from time to time!

greg: 11th Jul 2012 - 15:27 GMT

how many bridges are in new york city?

Maurice Shamoun: 21st Jul 2012 - 22:01 GMT

Me tooooooooooooooooooooooooo

I Love New Yooooooooooooooooork

pheebee: 6th Aug 2012 - 01:55 GMT

Love, love, love the pix. Thank you for sharing them. The Tappan Zee Bridge connects Rockland County, NY to Westchester County, NY. Officially, it's named the Malcolm Wilson Bridge. It was built to last for fifty years. It has exceeded its lifespan and those of us who travel it daily pray it will hold up until a replacement is built...Theoretically, a new bridge will open in seven years or something like that. (Yes, and some of us believe the Brooklyn Bridge is for sale...)

Lisa Downer: 8th Aug 2012 - 04:37 GMT

Thanks for your site on New York bridges, I have always been fascinated with them and since visiting from Sydney in March I want to know more and more about them.
In Sydney we have the Sydney Harbour bridge which was a copy of your Hell Gate bridge.

mikayla martin: 11th Sep 2012 - 19:23 GMT

this is the time to learn the name of the bridges in NYC !!!!!!!!

lucy: 17th Sep 2012 - 20:44 GMT

could anybody tell me the name of the bridge we see in the opening credits of the film West Side Story ? I am not sure it is the Brooklyn bridge.

/ 13th Oct 2012 - 06:46 GMT

great city new york 13th Oct 2012 - 06:46 GMT


ducky: 27th Nov 2012 - 08:07 GMT

wow!! new york is good i like the bridges.. someday i'm going to visit new york..

mina: 27th Nov 2012 - 08:12 GMT

this bridges are huge there cool but, any way how many bridges are there??
some are old and new! true!!

Steve: 24th Dec 2012 - 02:14 GMT

Amazing all these bridges. I lived in NYC for 49 years and I remember so much about it, but I was never sure exactly how many bridges were there. One source says over 2,000 bridges, which must include all bridges with all usages in every borough - what a huge list! But I liked these photos a lot.

Boston Bob: 28th Dec 2014 - 18:36 GMT

2014... Sorry, just discovered this site. BRIDGE OPERATOR


East Boston is an island, Noddle Isle. The Meridian Street Bridge and the Chelsea Street Bridge both connect to the city of Chelsea (both neighborhoods were in the movie Mystic River). They were both draw bridges. [The Chelsea Street Bridge was struck by an oil tanker and remained stuck in the open position for years.]
Many years ago, a Catholic priest rushing to be with a dying person around 2 A.M. drove onto the bridge not realizing that it was opening. The swinging gates meant to halt vehicular traffic did not swing into position. The priest was killed instantly when his car plummeted onto a concrete structure of the bridge.
Now, you have probably witnessed school buses stopping at empty railroad crossings. They are erring on the side of caution. To prevent any reoccurrence of the bridge failure, my cousin was hired for a fail safe position on the bridge. When a ship approaches, the actual BRIDGE OPERATOR pushes a button or throws a switch or whatever he does to initiate the bridge opening process. My cousin then walks outside and visually verifies that the vehicle stopping arms are in position. It was long ago, but I believe that he told me that he was required to walk to each arm and touch them physically.

Boston Bob: 28th Dec 2014 - 18:43 GMT

Are there two different and distinct bridges called the Triborough Bridge? I cross over the Triborough Bridge on the way to Saint John's University in Jamaica Queens.

Robert: 27th Feb 2015 - 22:13 GMT

Peter, I've been visiting your NYC bridges for quite a while, and each time watch this, I like it more. Thank you for giving us so many good articles.
By the way, it's been a real long time since I last saw Jack posting an article here, around three years... Do you know anything about him?

[previous] :: [next]

from the archives

Dream In Blue

Dream In Blue Taken in the middle of the city in Hermann Park! ,,,,

Dream In Blue

from the archives



from the archives

Target Field

So back in September 2006 I took a shot of where Target Field was going to be built. Twinsville This is roughly in the same spot. Got to go to the first night game there. It's pretty nice.

Target Field