New York Roads - Wards Island Br.

Wards Island Bridge

The 103rd St. Footbridge, which no one calls it, was built in 1951.

Heading east to Ward's Island. This started life as a lift span but is now permanently open, after community complaints about the span being raised overnight and over the winter just to keep people from using it. That represented a lot of unnecessary wear and tear on the lifting mechanism and cost to the City. There's also a footpath on the Triboro Bridge, so it's not like this prevented access to the island. You can see the Triboro Bridge's southern span to the right and Hell Gate Bridge to the left.

Back west toward Manhattan. Is that a window at the top of the counterweight? It would be fun to take a ride.

The view across the island.

To the Triboro Bridge (I-278)
To Hell Gate Bridge
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