Monday, September 24, 2012

Ed Koch - Queensboro Bridge

The Queensboro Bridge spans the East River connecting Manhattan and Queens, passing over Roosevelt Island. The bridge was recently renamed Ed Koch-Queensboro bridge (after former NYC mayor Ed Koch) and is also known as the 59th Street Bridge. Back in the 1960s Simon & Garfunkel's The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) brought some fame to the bridge. The Tram that runs alongside travels between Manhattan and Roosevelt Island.The tall green building seen under the bridge in the distance (lower right) is the Citicorp building in Long Island City, Queens.

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