Bridges of Manhattan

In the City of New York the people are transported by two separate, yet equally important pieces of infrastructure…

. . .The bridges that go over the rivers and the tunnels that go under them.

These are their pictures.

*Doink Doink*

There’s a fascinating documentary uploaded by New York’s Metro Transit authority on the signalling technology still currently in use in some section of the subway system. Seeing the equipment and the control tower immediately brought back memories of Joseph Sargent’s classic film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.  I’m amazed that some of the technology that was installed when the subway system was first constructed are still in use. Must be a nightmare to find qualified people to service and maintain that gear.

The Williamsburg Bridge The island of Manhattan was originally a swamp and the city remains constantly at risk of flooding. Even on days without rain about 13 million gallons of water are pumped out of the drainage systems servicing the city's subway. The island of Manhattan was originally a swamp and the city remains constantly at risk of flooding. Even on days without rain about 13 million gallons of water are pumped out of the drainage systems servicing the city's subway. The island of Manhattan was originally a swamp and the city remains constantly at risk of flooding. Even on days without rain about 13 million gallons of water are pumped out of the drainage systems servicing the city's subway. The Williamsburg Bridge Tanker passing under the Queensboro Bridge View across the East river from underneath the western span of the Queensboro Bridge. Two men shoot the sunrise from Brooklyn Bridge, NYC The Manhattan bridge The Roosevelt island aerial tram running parallel with the Queensboro Bridge in NYC. Brooklyn Bridge Cyclist on the Williamsburg Bridge