Manhattan: City of Bridges
February 5, 2013
“Along the iron veins that traverse the frame of our country, beat and flow the fiery pulses of its exertion, hotter and faster every hour. All vitality is concentrated through those throbbing arteries into the central cities . . .”
– John Ruskin
I don’t know if Ruskin was referring to bridges or railroad tracks, but his images of “iron veins” and “throbbing arteries” certainly fit the bridges of Manhattan Island and their flow of traffic.
We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and under the Manhattan Bridge, but we saw the Queensboro Bridge from the air when we rode the Roosevelt Island tram across the East River. The tram runs parallel to the bridge. The tram fare is covered with your Metro pass.