Monday, October 25, 2010

The Underappreciated Manhattan Bridge

The Manhattan Bridge is often the ugly stepsister to the Brooklyn Bridge's Cinderella. The two span the East River right next to each other, so they're difficult not to compare.

I'll admit it -- I mostly like the Manhattan Bridge for the excellent views it offers of the Brooklyn Bridge. Several subway lines use the Manhattan Bridge to dart between Brooklyn and Manhattan, and the views at sunset are some of the prettiest I've seen anywhere in the city.

But the Manhattan Bridge is impressive in its own right, especially as you're walking under it and hear the roar of traffic and trains above.

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