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Manhattan Bridge

New York City

The New York City Department of Transportation recognizes 2,027 bridges within city limits. The East River is home to the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro, Roosevelt Island, Triboro, Hell Gate, Bronx-Whitestone, and Throgs Neck Bridges. The George Washington crosses the Hudson River and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge crosses the Narrows, connecting Staten Island to Brooklyn. The Harlem River is crossed by high-level arch bridges (like the Washington and High Bridges) and low, movable bridges (like Macomb's Dam and Park Avenue). Other bridges carry automobiles, people, and trains across Jamaica Bay, Newtown Creek, Flushing River, Spuyten Duyvil Creek, other waterways, street crossings, and railroads.

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North Salina Street Bridge

New York State

The Hudson River is the main waterway flowing through New York State, with a variety of bridges crossing it, including the Bear Mountain Bridge, the Mid-Hudson Bridge, the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, and the Albany Rensselaer Bridge. Both the Old and New Croton Aqueducts have numerous bridges as part of their infrastructure. The upper part of the Delaware River also forms part of the border between New York and Pennsylvania.The Erie Canal, running from Albany to Buffalo, is also home to many historic movable bridges.

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Paterson High Bridge

New Jersey

Three bridges connect New Jersey with Staten Island, and the mighty George Washington connects Fort Lee, N.J. with Manhattan, but many other bridges in the state are important in terms of their engineering, their history, or simply because of how much they are used. Notable bridges that feed into New York City include the Newark Bay Bridge, the Wittpenn Bridge, the Bayonne Bridge, the Goethals Bridge, the Outerbridge, and the Newark Swing Bridges (a series of movable bridges along the Passaic River in downtown Newark). The Delaware, Raritan, and Passaic Rivers are important New Jersey waterways, with major roads like Route 80, the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, and Interstate 295 crossing them.

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Portland Passenger Bridge


Connecticut's rivers flow into the Long Island Sound. The state's largest river is the Connecticut River, which flows through towns such as Hartford, Middletown, and Portland, before meeting the Sound at Old Saybrook. The aptly-named Bridgeport is home to a number of bridges, which cross the Pequonnock River, Yellow Mill Pond, and Cedar Creek.

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Point Bridge


Pennsylvania has a high concentration of historic bridges. Many of them are located in Pittsburgh (known as the "City of Bridges") on the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers. The Delaware, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, and Potomac are also notable rivers in the state.

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Quebec Bridge

Farther Afield

A collection of bridge postcards from areas outside areas covered in other collections.

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