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Bridges are so much more than a means to get from place A to place B. New York features a number of bridges that are perfect for pedestrians looking to experience beautiful architecture and engineering. Whether designated primarily for traffic or pedestrians, the following bridges are all strikingly beautiful.
Designed by Leon Moisseiff, the Manhattan Bridge opened on December 31, 1909. It is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River and connects lower Manhattan with downtown Brooklyn. To celebrate the beauty of the city, the Manhattan Bridge Archway was completed in 1915; it was declared a landmark in 1975. Pedestrians can walk on the lower level of the bridge, and there is a beautiful view of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Designed by Othmar Ammann and Cass Gilbert, the Bayonne Bridge opened on November 15, 1931. It stretches across the Kill Van Kull and connects Staten Island to Bayonne, New Jersey. In 1981, the bridge was deemed a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Its design is unique: it looks like a parabola, but it’s actually made up of 40 different linear segments. The pedestrian walkway is currently under reconstruction, but it is scheduled to reopen in 2017.
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