Monday, March 26, 2012

Williamsburg Bridge - New York City

The Williamsburg Bridge crosses the East River, connecting the Lower East Side of Manhattan with the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn. When it was built in 1903, it was the longest suspension bridge on earth.

There was great fanfare when the bridge opened and it was all caught on film.

Here's the back of the card.


  1. Interesting to see the film clip along with the postcard, do you know why some of the men have white cards/tickets attached to their hats?
    I was just reading a crime novel where Williamsburg was part of the setting.

  2. Perhaps an engineering feat, but definitely not the prettiest bridge in the world... Sort of surprising there aren't additional cables off the towers back to the land, as the towers don't look like they would provide much resistance to the mid-span load. I thought the white cards were press reporters at first- like in the old movies- but it looks like some of the 'dignitaries' had them too, hmmm.

  3. We drove over the Williamsburg Bridge last time we were in NYC!

  4. Als ich in NY war, hab ich die brücke gar nicht bemerkt. Aber es gibt ja auch so viele schöne alte Brücken,das nächste Mal werde ich darauf achten

  5. The video really added interest to the postcard. Never heard of that bridge.

  6. The video and postcard complement each other. The postcard is like an overview, and the video shows what it was really like there. I was impressed with all the top hats.



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