A very Happy Birthday to the Manhattan Bridge today! There will be a celebration at 7pm for the occasion and it will feature fireworks, a marching band, and a reenactment of the original walk across the bridge.
This bridge was actually the last to be built of the three bridges that connect Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Bridge was of course the first and the Williamsburg was the second. The Manhattan bridge was designed by Polish engineer Ralph Modjeski. This is my favorite of the three bridges and looks the most impressive in my opinion. It’s also a really enjoyable subject to photograph. If you’d like the full res version of this image (~20mb), we’re letting you download the full res (no commercial or public use granted to anyone though, sorry), in celebration of its birthday.
Enjoy the free photo for now! I’m off to photograph the event. We will post pics here later!
Here is a 6 photo gallery of scenes from tonight’s centennial celebration.