Uniting the Boroughs: The Triborough Bridge

  • Dec 1 - Dec 31
  • NYC Department of Records & Information Services

Join the NYC Department of Records & Information Services and MTA Bridges and Tunnels for a celebration of the Triborough Bridge in our latest exhibit, Uniting The Boroughs, which explores the history of the bridge and its role in uniting Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens in a rapidly modernizing city.

Uniting the Boroughs focuses on the story of the evolving design and construction of the bridge, and the work of civil engineer Othmar Ammann to redesign the structure, overcoming multiple engineering difficulties to open in July, 1936, twenty years after its original conception. The exhibit uses original documents, photos and footage from the Municipal Archives and the Bridges and Tunnels’ Special Archive and includes a large model of the Triborough Bridge and surrounding areas commissioned in 1935. Uniting the Boroughs documents how the bridge contributed to the development of the city, including the history of Randalls and Wards Islands as parks. 

Exhibit runs from October 26, 2023 to June 2024

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