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Review of Queensboro Bridge

Queensboro Bridge
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Two level bridge connecting Queens and Manhattan. Old, crowded and basically unpleasant. Take the subway if you are in Queens and want to get into Manhattan

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Traffic to and from this bridge is Hectic. Its the closest bridge to Midtown coming to and from Queens. Unless your in a cab or desperate to get to the other side the fastest way possible, I would avoid the bridge. The bridge does have a great view of Manhattan but all things considered I'd rather see it from a Post Card than travel through the congestion. If traveling to Roosevelt Island or using the Tramway, Fine. Otherwise I'd skip the bridge if only due to congestion.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

It's just a bridge! It is called the Queensboro Bridge, but it is often referred to by native New Yorkers as the 59th Street bridge, because of where the entrance and exit are located in Manhattan. I lived in Queens, New York for more than 30 years. I have travelled in buses, cars, and taxi cabs. It is very old, over 100 years old. So that is interesting. Two good things about the bridge--there is a pedestrian walkway, if you like that sort of thing. The trip from Queens to Manhattan or back to Queens is free, unlike many other bridges in New York and elsewhere. So, there are no tolls. You can just travel back and forth all day and all night if you want to! The view of the river and the Manhattan skyline is nice. But, the traffic is always heavy, and repairs are always being done-I guess they have to-- so lanes are closed. It is a 'Double Decker' bridge, but often either the upper level or lower level is closed. If an accident occurs, (or a wreck, as some out-of -towners call it) traffic just slows to a complete stop. Imagine you are trying to get to work on time in Manhattan, or trying to return home from work to Queens! You are just STUCK there!!! Yechh! It is old and ugly, but if you want to travel to Manhattan by car, you can use either this bridge, or the Tunnel, which is also yucky! Just a means of getting where you want to go. By the way, it is called 'Queensboro' because it goes to the 'Borough' of Queens. There are 5 Boroughs in New York City: Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, And of course, Manhattan. Manhattanites refer to people from the other boroughs as 'bridge and tunnel people'. Now you know why.

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

This is a magnificent steel bridge, with a commanding prescence over the East River on the east side of Manhattan, and from Queens too.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

the bridge is creating so much trouble for traffic in the city that it should be adjusted and reconfigured. you can't drive 2nd avenue after 3 pm. furthermore why isn't there a pedestrian platform?

Thank Mero R
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