Roosevelt Island Bridge
Owner City of New York Established 2020

This mammoth drawbridge connecting Roosevelt Island to Jackson Heights was completed in 1955 and destroyed in 2012 during the Second American Civil War. The bridge was recreated to its original specifications and listed as a historic site. The bridge itself is a prime example of post World War II engineering, consisting of a pair of massive cable-pulley struts that rise up on either side of the East River, able to lift the several hundred foot long span of bridge up to allow for the passage of tall-masted ships through the river. However, the bridge itself rarely finds itself raised, as most river-going vessels tend to take the western fork of the river around Roosevelt Island.

The Roosevelt Island Bridge is the only means of automobile transportation on or off the island.

Roosevelt Island Bridge

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