Blackwells Island Bridge, Pier 3 Bottom of Pit Men Working

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Blackwells Island Bridge, Pier 3 Bottom of Pit Men Working
Name: Personal (naf)
Name Part
Thomson, T. Kennard (Thomas Kennard), 1864-
Role Term: Text (marcrelator)
Subject (fast)
Bridges--Design and construction
Subject (fast)
Cantilever bridges--Design and construction
Subject (fast)
Cantilever bridges
Subject (fast)
New York (State)--New York--Queensboro Bridge
Subject (fast)
Eighteen nineties
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Place Term: Text
New York (State)--New York
Glass plate negative depicting scenes from the construction of Blackwell's Island Bridge in 1895, a cantilever bridge that connects Queens to Manhattan. The bridge, now called the Queensboro Bridge (its official name being the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge) was offically completed in 1909. However, the state charter to build the bridge was given on April 16, 1867, with the contract awarded to begin construction on March 25, 1881. Due to financial and legal issues, construction kept starting and stopping. These negatives depict the construction that took place in 1895, which was later halted. The name of the bridge was given for the name of the the island, Blackwell's Island, siutated in the East River between Manhattan and Queens that the bridges mid-river supporting piers were built on. The island today is called Roosevelt Island.
Digitized by the Metropolitan New York Library Council as part of the Culture In Transit project, funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Item number 160
Type of Resource
still image
Genre (aat)
glass plate negatives
Physical Description
1 glass plate negative ; 35cm x 28cm
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reformatted digital
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General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, Industry and Culture Collection
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The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, Archives
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