It’s time to get out to Newtown Creek again to photograph the new Kosciusko Bridge that opened in April. Here’s a New York Times video showing the old one being blasted down.
Graeme Birchall’s guide introduces the various physical components of New York Harbor that are relevant to kayakers. Click here for more info and downloads.
Good read — great photos!
Just starting a list for my own 411:
Setauket / Stony Brook:
Stony Brook Beach (next to Stony Brook Yacht Club)
Potential Setauket area launch points to check out
Fort Washington town dock – free parking
Fort Totten Park (launched from here on the Whitestone Bridge trip)
Green Shores NYC is presenting a series of walking tour around Newtown Creek. Click http://greenshoresnyc.org/bridging-the-creek.html for more info.
Sharon Wood Wortman of Portland, OR, is writing a book for kids about the bridges in the Portland area. Please support the indiegogo fundraising campaign to produce the book. The campaign ends Tuesday November 12 at midnight.
She contacted me asking permission to use one of the photos of the Queensboro bridge that I took during my NYC Bridges adventure last summer for the book. What is the connection to NYC? Read below . . .
What is the link to NYC? Sharon explains:
There are three bridges in Portland built by the famous New York bridge engineer Gustav Lindenthal. Lindenthal was the NYC Commissioner of Bridges in the early 1900s. He came to Portland in the mid-1920s to design two bridges across the Willamette River in Portland and finish a third. My husband and I are big fans of his and still keep in touch with his grandson who lives in New Jersey.
It turns out that the Ross Island Bridge designed by Lindenthal looks almost exactly like the Queensboro bridge turned upside down. In Sharon’s book, the photo of the Queensboro bridge sits right next to a drawing of the Ross Island bridge and you can see the similarity.