Manhattan Bridge Celebrates 100 Years


manhattan-bridgeA celebration was held yesterday to mark the 100th birthday of the Manhattan Bridge. The youngest of the four East River spans, the suspension bridge connects lower Manhattan to Brooklyn. “Although she’s not the most beautiful, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and she does the job. Happy Birthday, Manny B,”┬ásaid Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.A number of commemorative events, including walking tours and lectures, will be held throughout the month.

The 1,470 foot bridge has been plagued with problems stemming from its design flaws.

It began undergoing reconstruction in the 1980s, but the city’s Bridge Centennial Commission President says the span is in good condition.

{NY1/Noam Newscenter}


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