Dr. Thomas C. Rainey: "The father of the [Queensboro] Bridge."
Rare commemorative decal celebrating the opening of the Queensboro Bridge from June 12-June 19 1909.
The East River around 1900 featuring Roosevelt Island.
This real estate brochure advertising land along 23rd Avenue and Shore Road.
Two millstones from a 1650 tidal mill on Dutch kills embedded in the concrete of Queens Plaza. Dating from the 1640's.
The Payntar farm house was just off Queens Plaza between Northern Boulevard and the Sunnyside railyards.
The Mount Vernon Hotel (Abigail Adams-Smith) Museum is on East 61st Street between 1st and York Ave.
Fishing in Greenpoint at Newton Creek and the East River about 1830.
Proposed East River Bridge by the Long Island Bridge Company between 77th Street and 34th Ave in Queens.
1838 iron hanging bridge over the East River.
Proposed bridge by the Long Island Railroad in the 1890s.
Bird’s eye view of the proposed Long Island Railroad Bridge, showing terminus at 64th Street and Third Avenue (1892)
August Gustav Lindenthal NYC, reform administration's first Commissioner of Bridges 1902.
Original architectural rendering of a Queensboro bridge tower.
Brooklyn-born Henry Hornbostel, architect of the Queensboro Bridge.
Workers sank a caisson in Ravenswood for a bridge in 1881.
Henry Hornbostel drawing of the ornamental tower for the Queensboro Bridge. Railings on the lower platform bear the architect's initials "H H."
A worker stands on a spire of the bridge 160 feet above the water and more than 500 feet out on a cantilever arm.
Buildings being removed for the Queensboro Bridge on the SW corner of York Avenue and 60th Street, looking west. 1901
Buidings being removed for the Queensboro Bridge at the NW corner of 59th Street and York Avenue.
Work on Queens Plaza at Crescent Street for the Queensboro Bridge.
Buildling the Queensboro Bridge: facing W towards Manhattan the future Queens Plaza in 1907.
The Queens masonry pier for the Queensboro Bridge
A close view of a masonry pier.
Pedestal for bridge tower on pedestal.
Falsework under central span truss.
Central span truss over Roosevelt Island (formerly Welfare and Blackwell's Ireland)
Walking on eyebars.
Readying to pin a new section.
East River rail ferry beneath a swinging floor beam.