Take a tour of New York’s most beautiful bridges

Journey across the five boroughs as we take a look at some stunning photos of the city's finest water-spanning structures
By Michael Karelis |
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New York's bridges are a hugely important part of our urban landscape. Scores of frenzied commuters, taxi drivers, tourists and wonderers venture cross their spans each day. Whether it's the Verrazano to Staten Island or the Triborough to the Bronx, it's hard to understate the role our bridges play in keeping us connected within the boroughs and beyond. As a sight often taken for granted, this selection of photos will remind you just how varied and attractive the city's bridges can be.

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Triborough Bridge

Triborough Bridge

Bronx Whitestone Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

Bronx Whitestone Bridge 

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Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/juggernautco

Brooklyn Bridge

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Park Ave Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/gigi_nyc

Park Avenue Bridge

George Washington Bridge

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Williamsburg Bridge
Jonathan Percy

Williamsburg Bridge

Queensboro Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Linh Nguyen

Queensboro Bridge

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City Island Bridge

City Island Bridge

Roosevelt Island Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Paul Sahner

Roosevelt Island Bridge 

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Spuyten Duyvil Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Steve Guttman NYC

Spuyten Duyvil Bridge

Throgsneck Bridge

Throg's Neck Bridge

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University Heights Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Timothy Vogel

University Heights Bridge

Williamsburg Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Mcvickerphotog

Williamsburg Bridge 

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Verrazano Narrows Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/VictoriaBelanger

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Verrazano Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Sue-and-wing-photos

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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Wards Island Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Alexiustan

Wards Island Bridge 

145th Street Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/gigi_nyc

145th Street Bridge  

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Bayone Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Wally Gobetz

Bayone Bridge

Grand Street Bridge
Mitch Waxman

Grand Street Bridge 

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Hellsgate Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Deshaunicus

Hell Gate Bridge

High Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/shan213

High Bridge

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Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge 

Henry Hudson Bridge

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Marine Parkway- Gil Hidges Memorial Bridge
Photograph: Courtesy

Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge 

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