This suspension bridge, after a succession of designs were born and then rejected, was ultimately engineered by Gustav Lindenthal with architect Henry Hornbostel. The masterfully detailed metal ornaments as well as the Beaux Arts Manhattan side entry court are designed by Carrere and Hastings. While it is a predominantly a steel structure, the more overtly ornamental design of this third East River bridge was in part a response to the more purely functional character of the recently completed Williamsburg Bridge.

Constructed, 1910

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