Originally Posted by NYguy
I think the city's bridges are second (after the skyscrapers) on my list of things I like about New York. In fact, the bridges are probably a more visual connection for some because they are scattered over and around all boroughs.
Absolutely, NYguy. In their own way, they are as sublime as the ESB.
The Williamsburg Bridge:
The Throgs Neck Bridge:
(Metropolitan Transit Authority)
The Manhattan Bridge:
The Brooklyn Bridge:
The Queensboro Bridge:
The Triborough Bridge:
The Whitestone Bridge:
Metropolitan Transit Authority
The Verrazano Bridge:
The George Washington Bridge:
Per Wikipedia, Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) said of the George Washington Bridge:
"The George Washington Bridge over the Hudson is the most beautiful bridge in the world. Made of cables and steel beams, it gleams in the sky like a reversed arch. It is blessed. It is the only seat of grace in the disordered city. It is painted an aluminum color and, between water and sky, you see nothing but the bent cord supported by two steel towers. When your car moves up the ramp the two towers rise so high that it brings you happiness; their structure is so pure, so resolute, so regular that here, finally, steel architecture seems to laugh. The car reaches an unexpectedly wide apron; the second tower is very far away; innumerable vertical cables, gleaming against the sky, are suspended from the magisterial curve which swings down and then up. The rose-colored towers of New York appear, a vision whose harshness is mitigated by distance."
And then there are the Central Park masterpieces: