Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Williamsburg Bridge



Here is film by Thomas Edison of the the 1903 opening ceremony of the Williamsburg Bridge


The Williamsburg Bridge is the ugly duckling of the East River bridges. And yet, I love it like a parent loves their "special" child. I've walked back and forth over this bridge many times from my home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to my studio just a block from the Manhattan entrance. I'll never get tired of it.

3 comments:

Leonardo Ricardo said...

I didn't get the "film" part...there is a big hole with nothing in it...sort of minimalist...I too like the look of a sturdy bridge.

Counterlight said...
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Counterlight said...

Leonardo,

If the film area is still blank, then you can watch Edison's film here.