Queensboro Bridge
Queensboro Bridge
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  • Roosevelt Island • 5 min walk
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY15,368 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We crossed the bridge on a Sunday afternoon. There was a small amount of traffic but nothing crazy. Going home in the opposite direction, it took about twenty minutes to cross. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Written January 10, 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,694 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Queensboro Bridge is one of the many ways to get onto the Island of Manhattan. It will take you from 2nd Avenue to Queens and is quite a busy bridge. As well as cars and trucks being able to use the bridge pedestrians and cyclists also have a designated thoroughfare.

One of the best ways to see the bridge is to ride the cable car to Roosevelt Island. This runs alongside the bridge and you get some great views of the bridge and cross the East River.

The bridge crosses Roosevelt Island but there is no direct access to the bridge from the island. You can get some great pix of the bridge from this island and also from Manhattan itself.

A magnificent piece of engineering!
Written October 21, 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,464 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Queensborough Bridge is an older bridge and it’s for a lot of attractions related to its construction. The photos show it well! See attached.
Written July 23, 2023
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ELKW
United States11,866 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
it's a beautiful bridge, it's a MUST see attraction in the Roosevelt island, worth to take a look and take some pictures
Written July 7, 2023
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY15,368 contributions
Apr 2023
The Queensboro Bridge is an ideal option when crossing the East River from Queens. From the Long Island Expressway, you must navigate the local streets to Queensboro Plaza in LIC. There are two levels which alleviates traffic. Best part is there is no toll!

In the last couple of years, the bridge was renamed "The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge". Ed Koch was the mayor of NYC nearly 40 years ago. I had the pleasure of meeting him 12 years. He is a very polite, funny man.
Written April 21, 2023
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Lisa P
Downham Market, UK136 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
We could see this bridge from our hotel room in Long Island City so naturally wanted to walk over it.

According to Wikipedia

Completed in 1909, it connects the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens with the Upper East Side in Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. The bridge is also known as the 59th Street Bridge because its Manhattan end is located between 59th and 60th streets.

Is a really lovely bridge to walk over with a bike lane used by e scooters too

Worth a walk over for the views
Written March 26, 2023
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Phil B
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Adam was a great guy, deserves a promotion! Full satisfied with the experience of a lifetime that only cost me 15$. I definitely will return in the future, although upsetting it's not for women. :(
Written December 22, 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,464 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Queensboro Bridge is a beautiful structure. This time we walked over the bridge. It’s actually a big dangerous as there are bikes and motor cycles / battery powered bikes flying along and don’t give walkers any room. Didn’t like it overall.
Written October 22, 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,464 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
The Queensborough Bridge and it’s tramway is an iconic structure. It’s clunky and in many ways could be considered ugly. I think it’s great!
Written June 20, 2022
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,288 contributions
Dec 2021
The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, (Queensboro Bridge for short), is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. It was completed in 1909 and it connects the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens with the Upper East Side in Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. The bridge is also known as the 59th Street Bridge because its Manhattan end is located between 59th and 60th Streets. The bridge's ceremonial grand opening was held on 12th June 1909 and at the time it was the 4th longest bridge in the world. A fabulous way to see the bridge 'up close' is to take a trip on the Roosevelt Island Tramway, a cable car that runs parallel to the bridge from Manhattan to RI. The total length of the bridge between anchorages is 1,135m (3,724 ft).
Written February 23, 2022
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