Monday, March 19, 2007

Triborough Bridge

The Triborough Bridge was named so because it connects the three boroughs of New York City -- Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. The river under the bridge is Hell's Gate, a strait on the East River where a tragedy happened in 1904. Another bridge, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) bridge is located just right out of sight on the right of this photo.

This photo was taken from the Queens' side of the Triborough Bridge in Astoria.

8 comments:

GMG said...

Lovely picture! So many times I crossed this bridge...
I wonder why NYC cab drivers mostly use the midtown tunnel or the Queensborough Bridge (shorter drive) to bring you from JFK airport to midtown, but always try Triborough (longer drive) to take you from midtown to JFK. It must be due to Mr. Giuliani’s fixed rate for coming in, but taximeter rate to get out…
I left an answer to your query on Alaska cruises at the 90s!

Rafe Totengco said...

What a great shot! These are the kinds of photos that remind me how much I love New York.

Dsole said...

Wooow!
what an amazing picture! I love the brigde, a very imposing structure!

Annie said...

Hi Ming. Someday I'll drive across that bridge. I just know I will!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

gmg - Yes, I love the flat taxi cab fares too. But when I travel alone, I usually use the public transportation.

rafe - Thanks for the compliments. I love your bags although I don't own any. Do you do men bag?

dsole - Thanks.

annie - Let me know when you do it, we can crank up the music and go for a drive a la Telma & Louise. :-)

Olivier said...

tres belle photo qui donne une impression d'un pont infini. bravo

very beautiful photograph which gives an impression of an infinite bridge. cheer

Rafe Totengco said...

Thanks for the comment. I've closed my store in Noho. looking to relocate to a busier street. you can find my mens bags in Bloomingdales uptown. They still have quite a few. Don't buy Jack, it's so common, you're going to see yourself coming and going, know what I mean. Of course, I'd say that.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Great colours in that sky! One day I'll visit NY again... I was last there in the 1980s.