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Williamsburg Bridge

East River
New York City NY United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1896
  Finished1903
Building Uses
 - transportation
Structural Types
 - bridge
Materials
 - steel
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof310 ftNycroads.com
Deck135 ftNycroads.com

Description
• Architect: Lefert Buck & Gustav Lindenthal
• World's tallest bridge by pylon height till Manhattan bridge was topped out
• The Williamsburg Bridge was the worlds longest suspension bridge from 1903 to 1924.
• Second bridge to cross New York City's East River, first being the famous Brooklyn Bridge.
• The bridge has eight lanes of traffic and two subway tracks.

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