New York is a city of islands! With the exception of the Bronx, New York's other four boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island) are islands. In earlier times ferry boats connected all the boroughs. When the cities population approached a million it became necessary to construct several large suspension bridges over the East River (Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburgh bridges) to Brooklyn and one large cantilever bridge (Queensboro) to Queens All these structures are shown.

In the mid 20th Century three more major suspension bridges were added (George Washington, Tri-Boro and Verrazzano.) The George Washington bridge maintains fame via its central place in a famous children's story "The Little Red Lighthouse" you can see the red light house in the twp posted photos. Another important bridge is the Hell Gate railroad Bridge, unfortunately only an image of the North anchorage and some of the structure is shown. The bridge carries Amtrak trains from New York to Boston.

I have not photographed the remaining two eastern-most suspension bridges (Whitestone and Throggs Neck) they each connect Queens to Westchester County. Like most suspension bridges they are beautiful structures.

The multi arched masonry structure is High Bridge which spans the Harlem river between Manhattan and the Bronx. It was constructed in the 19th century to carry a water conduit from the recently completed Croton Reservoir.

It's difficult to capture many of these enormous constructions in one frame so I frequently resort to multi image panoramas several are posted here.

A New York insurance company displays in their reception lobby an almost mural sized print of one of my Brooklyn Bridge images.