Dr. Rainey's Dream

Settled by the Dutch about 1625, location and topography favored New York City, with its protected deepwater harbor, and determined its future as a magnet for international commerce. More than 75 bridges link the islands and mainland of the metropolis. The major spans constructed in the late 19th and early 20th century reflect the spirit of enthusiasm and determination of their age. The Queensboro bridge is a stunning example of this spirit.



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