The pattern here is what divides those sets of fotos, the bridge . . the one that turns 80. Page through this fabulous PANYNJ pamphlet.
The GW turned 80 last month and–unlike others— I mostly missed it, because I don’t see the GW much. But the Bayonne has
captured me, although I wonder why they don’t call it the Staten Island Bridge, or at least the Bayonne-Staten Island Bridge.
or the Bergen Point-Port Richmond Bridge, mimicking the name of the ferry it displaced.
Here’s a record of Bowsprite’s first crossing; here’s what was happening in the world when the Bridge was dedicated.
The Bridge was built in a fashion that allowed traffic to continue on the Kill below; now it appears this will happen as it gets modified. Stand tuned. Here’s the plan.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.