Hell Gate Bridge

Hell Gate Bridge
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Completed in 1916 this bridge was constructed to connect the New York & Pennsylvania Railroads to the New Haven Line. It was designed by Gustav Lindenthal but modified because the lattice works intended to connect the masonry towers was feared as a possible means of escape for the asylum inmates on Ward and Randall's Island. The name Hell Gate is no pun on New York City but a mariners lament on how deceptive the currents could be at this part of the East River. This bridge is considered the prototype for the Bayonne and Sydney Harbor Bridges.

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October 10, 2009
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