10 Amezing Facts About Manhattan Bridge, New York City 

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Double-deck design – The Manhattan Bridge is a double-deck suspension bridge, carrying both roadways and subway tracks.

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Location and Extent – It spans the East River, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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Construction – Construction of the bridge began in 1901and was completed in 1912.

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Design architect – The bridge was designed by Léon Moisseff, a notable engineer who also contributed to the design of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Bike lanes and pedestrian walkways – There are dedicated bike lanes and pedestrian walkways on both sides of the bridge.

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Historic Landmark – The Manhattan Bridge is a designated landmark of New York City and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Place

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Colored lights – The bridge is illuminated at night with colored lights, which may change to mark special occasions or holiday

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Suspension system – unlike the nearby Brooklyn Bridge, which uses a cable-stayed system

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World's Longest Bridge – When it opened in 1909, the Manhattan Bridge held the title of the world's longest suspension bridge.

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