Vintage Film With Audio Shows a Busy Queensboro Bridge in 1928

New York's iconic Queensboro Bridge is one of the city's most recognizable sights. The bridge was still relatively new when these films were taken. The upper deck carried Second Avenue Elevated trains to Queensboro Plaza, and the lower deck was shared by street traffic and trolleys.

There are three scenes showing the Queensboro Bridge in this vintage 1928 video:

  • The classic view of the bridge from the Manhattan shoreline.
  • View from the roof of the Chanin Building in Midtown, showing the bridge as well as work on the Chrysler Building, which will shortly block this view.
  • Extended scene of traffic coming off the bridge, including Second Avenue El trains on the upper deck.

via YouTube

Queensboro Bridge
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