Friday, July 31, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday

Tisha is the hostess of Looking at the Sky this Friday. And did I get a real great shot of the sky this weekend.

In the background you can see The Robert F. Kenedy Bridge (formerly the Triboro Bridge)
The bridge below is the Hell Gate bridge which rises above the place where the East River and the Long island Sound come together.

The day we went out shooting the weather was beautiful. Warn and very breezy.

Trivia about Hell Gate

  • Was a target for Nazi demolition experts during World War II as part of Operation Pastorius.
  • Is a centerpiece of the 1991 film Queens Logic.
  • Is prominently featured in the 1973 film Serpico.
  • Depth of the East River beneath structure is about 75 feet (23 m).
  • Would be the last New York City bridge to collapse if humans disappeared, taking at least a millennium to do so, according to the February 2005 issue of Discover magazine. Most other bridges would fall in about 300 years. [3]
  • Was offered in miniature by famous toy train maker Lionel, the toy version being significantly 'abridged' due to the enormous size of the prototype.


Putz said...

is that where the gangster's throw off bodies that end up in the east river???????????????

Ralph said...

The bridges of NYC are marvelously designed and well built. The cantilever and suspension spans are high and mighty - and art unto themselves!

Jamie said...

You got a stunning photograph of a great bridge. Just looking at it makes you want to write a story with the bridge at its center.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots! I love the bridges in NYC! Beautiful sky for a perfect backdrop! And I loved all the info! How interesting!

Have a great weekend!


Dianne said...

beautiful Mary
love how you captured both bridges

Patti said...

Beautiful photo, Mary. I also like how you captured both bridges here.

Happy Saturday!

Gattina said...

Very interesting what you wrote about the bridge and what a beautiful blue sky!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your post is really nice. I enjoyed the bridge and the sky above it is so blue.

carol g said...

Stopping by again to read your marvelous blog. Don't get here every day, but always read the ones I miss. Thank you, again, for sharing your wonderful photos and great information.