Williamsburg Bridge

The Williamsburg Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn at Delancy Street. The design includes a 1,600-foot main suspension span and two 300-foot side spans supported by steel arches. The total length with approaches is 7,200 feet. The original configuration included 6 rail tracks, four lanes of vehicular traffic and two pedestrian walkways. The current configuration includes six lanes of traffic, the J/M/Z subway lines and a single pedestrian walkway. The original design was by Leffert L. Buck and Henry Hornbostel, supervised by Gustav Lindenthal. The bridge opened to traffic on December 19, 1903.

View of East tower
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View of East tower
Closeup of West tower
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Closeup of West tower
View from the Southwest
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View from the Southwest
Under the West approach
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Under the West approach
Under the West approach
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Under the West approach
Closeup of building on the approach
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Closeup of building on the approach
West approach
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West approach
West pier
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West pier
West approach
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West approach
Pedestrian walkway
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Pedestrian walkway
Rush hour traffic
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Rush hour traffic
Viewed from the south under the Manhattan Bridge
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Viewed from the south under the Manhattan Bridge