New York Bridges

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Among the distinguishing features of New York architecture are the majestic bridges that connect Manhattan to New Jersey and to the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn.  The three suspension bridges that span the East River and connect Manhattan to Brooklyn are: the Brooklyn, the Manhattan, and the Williamsburg Bridges.These are some of the signature sights of New York.  The Ed Koch QueensboroBridge, or 59th-Street, Bridge (originally called Blackwell’s Island Bridge), is a fabulous cantilever structure that connects Manhattan to Long Island City, in Queens, and the George Washington Bridge connects Manhattan to New Jersey. The Verazzano Bridge (one of the longest spans in the world) links Brooklyn to Staten Island at the entrance of New York harbor.