Queens Plaza 03/01/09
Queens Plaza looking east on March 3, 1909, less than one month before the opening of the Queensboro Bridge.
Queensboro Bridge's Manhattan approach.
Local dignitaries during bridge's dedication ceremony. Sir Thomas Lipton in center with high-hat and bowtie.
Mast of the "Shamrock III", a massive sailboat financed by Sir Thomas Lipton, defeated in the 1903 America Cup trials. Donated by Lipton to Queens Plaza for use as a flagpole.
Singing society typical of the time.
Commemorative silver spoon of Quensboro Bridge
Embossed souvenir tray of the Queensboro Bridge
"The Bridge Girl"
Elongated cent souvenir.
Opening day of the Queensboro Bridge, 1909
Opening day Queensboro Bridge, 1909
Opening day, 1909
Perhaps a bridge engineer with daughter on opening day.
Queensboro Bridge Committee meeting at Schuetzen Park to plan opening festivities.
Photograph of Bridge engineers on opening day.
Bridge roadway under construction
Bridge inspectors in Queens Plaza.
Bridge market in Manhattan.
Arch over First Avenue
Upper deck pedestrian sidewalk