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Location DB > United States > New York > New York (Manhattan) > Manhattan Bridge
Manhattan Bridge
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created by theninjalobster on 4/1/2019 5:24 PM
last modified by theninjalobster on 11/25/2019 6:41 AM
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A grand suspension bridge 6, 855 feet long that lies across the East River connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn. Designed by Leon Solomon Moisseiff (who also designed the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Delaware and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge which famously collapsed in Washington in 1940), the Manhattan was one of his many successful projects. It's also notable for being the first bridge which used Warren truss (metal archways to provide strength) in it's design.
 Basic Information
Type: Bridge
Status: Active
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information

New York (Manhattan), New York
United States
Owner: New York
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    Very exciting climb, incredible view and the opportunity to feel one of the coolest historical structures.
     Security Measures
  • 24 hour guard
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  • traffic
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1909
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
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  •  Recommended Equipment
    dark clothing
    The construction for the Manhattan Bridge began in 1901, and wasn't completely finished until 1912. It is considered to be a leading example of modern bridges and is used as a model for many of the bridges that followed in the 20th century. By 1917, subway tracks had also been installed. The cables are 21 inches thick, and the bridge span required 30, 000 tons of steel. in 1910, the grand archway on the Manhattan side was built in associations with the "City Beautiful" movement. A few workers died during it's construction and several repairs had to be made during the 1900's.
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    Mon, Apr 1st, 2019
    posted by theninjalobster
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    Historical Photos
    Wed, Apr 3rd, 2019
    posted by theninjalobster
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 11/26/2019 1:03 PM.

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  • on Nov 26 19 at 13:03, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 25 19 at 6:41, theninjalobster changed the following: City
  • on Apr 4 19 at 3:36, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 3 19 at 22:58, theninjalobster updated gallery Historical Photos
  • on Apr 3 19 at 22:58, theninjalobster updated gallery picture 03ee3b2046223194f9760fcd4350b69b.jpg
  • on Apr 3 19 at 22:57, theninjalobster added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 3 19 at 22:56, theninjalobster created a new gallery
  • on Apr 1 19 at 19:59, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 1 19 at 18:06, theninjalobster made this location available
  • on Apr 1 19 at 18:06, theninjalobster updated the main picture
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