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The Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge – because its Manhattan end is located between 59th and 60th Streets – and officially named the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. It connects the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens with the Upper East Side in Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. The bridge was completed in 1909.
The Queensboro Bridge carries New York State Route 25, which terminates at the west (Manhattan) side of the bridge. The bridge once carried NY 24 and NY 25A as well. The western leg of the Queensboro Bridge is flanked on its northern side by the freestanding Roosevelt Island Tramway. The bridge was, for a long time, simply called the Queensboro Bridge, but in March 2011, the bridge was officially renamed in honor of former New York City mayor Ed Koch.
The Queensboro Bridge is the northernmost of four toll-free vehicular bridges connecting Manhattan Island to Long Island, along with the Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges to the south. It is the first entry point into Manhattan in the course of the New York City Marathon and the last exit point out of Manhattan in the Five Boro Bike Tour.
Queensboro Bridge Reviews
This is a really excellent piece of history and the architecture is stunning. Love to see this type of bridge and worth a look. more »
This bridge makes a trip to midtown or upper easy and west sides a breeze. Traffic was inexistent on a Sunday morning which left more time for a leisurely Sunday brunch. Best part of this bridge no... more »
I love the way Google asks if you about visiting a bridge... Yes bridges are beautiful, yes they are sightseeing objects of awesome wonder... But... I just crossed to get into Manhattan and back. Exciting I know. It served it's purpose and got me to and from the island. The epitome of amazing usefulness and beauty turned mundane and utility. What can I say... It's part of the culture. I love this bridge I might add haha...
The cable way is so cool. A view to the city. You can use the metro card. 2.75 per ride each way. Or use the 7 days pass. The island is free
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