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In New York City, construction on the Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street bridge) began on July 19, 1901 and was opened to traffic on March 30, 1909 (just 9 months before the Manhattan Bridge opened). This two level cantilever bridge is one of two to span across the East River and connect Manhattan with the borough of Queens. It has a total length of 7,449 feet and crosses over Roosevelt Island. On the left in this photo is one of the intermediate towers of the Roosevelt Island Tram, which crosses the west channel of the East River to connect Manhattan Island with Roosevelt Island (this view is facing east).