New York City is home to over 2,000 bridges and tunnels that knit together the city’s unique geography, each day carrying hundreds of thousands of cars, buses, trains, bikes, and more. It is a vast network that connects New Yorkers to jobs, food, goods and services, and other resources, and allows a disconnected archipelago of islands to become a unified city. From the Brooklyn Bridge and other East River bridges to the web of subway and service tunnels that link Manhattan to its neighbors, modern New York would not—could not—exist without these feats of engineering. The city’s and region’s future rests on its ability to not just maintain these infrastructure marvels but continue to innovate and introduce new transport links.
Join Open House New York for a special evening cruise along the Hudson and East Rivers to explore the rich and complex history and future of river crossings in New York City, with expert guest commentary from historians and engineers.
This program is part of The Moving City: Transportation Infrastructures of New York, a year-long series of tours, conversations and debates about the future of transportation and mobility in New York City.