Blackwells Island Bridge, Pier 3 Bottom of Pit Men Working

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245 10|aBlackwells Island Bridge, Pier 3 Bottom of Pit Men Working
260 |aNew York (State)--New York|g1895
300 |a1 glass plate negative ; 35cm x 28cm
500 |aDigitized 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
500 |aThe General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, Archives
520 |aGlass 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.
540 |aNo Known Copyright - for more info see The organization that has made the Item available reasonably believes that the Item is not restricted by copyright or related rights, but a conclusive determination could not be made. Please contact the Society at (212) 840-1840 or for more information. You are free to use this item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. Acknowledgment of "The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen" as the source for this digitized object will be appreciated.
650 1 |aBridges--Design and construction
650 1 |aCantilever bridges--Design and construction
650 1 |aCantilever bridges
650 |aEighteen nineties
651 7|aNew York (State)--New York--Queensboro Bridge
655 7|aglass plate negatives|2aat
700 1 |aThomson, T. Kennard (Thomas Kennard), 1864-|eCreator
773 0 |tGeneral Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, Industry and Culture Collection|iCollection