FIBORO BRIDGES Queensboro Bridge

Spans the East River.




The North Outer Roadway is open for the exclusive use of bicyclists and pedestrians 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The path connects Long Island City with Midtown Manhattan. T.A. worked for nearly twenty years to see this permanent route established. Nicknamed "The People's Roadway," the path's temporary closures in the 1980s and 1990s became a potent symbol of government indifference to bicyclists and walkers. Today, the path is a heavily used bike commuter route, though the existing Manhattan approach forces cyclists exiting to the south to make a dangerous three-block detour in order to reach Second Avenue.

Queensboro Bridge by Numbers:

Distance: 7042 feet
Design: Two-level cantilever bridge built in 1909.
Engineer: Gustav Lindenthal
Architect: Henry Hornbostel
Manhattan entrance: 60th Street, between Second and First Avenues
Queens entrance: Queens Plaza and Crescent Street
Other info: The Queensboro bride bike and pedestrian path closes every year for the running of the New York City marathon.

Click here for the Queens and Manhattan side approaches to this bridge.

T.A. Magazine Articles about the Queensboro Bridge:

T.A. Quotes in the Media on the Queensboro Bridge

T.A. Testimony on the Queensboro Bridge

T.A. Press Releases on the Queensboro Bridge

Other materials on the Queensboro bridge:

For more info visit: NYC Department of Transportation, or call 212-442-7033
The Bridge Project
The Crossings of Metro NYC