Retropix: The bridge that never was

5/14/2009:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series… RETROPIX WEEK!!]

Retropix of the Day – 5/14/2009

Did you know that back in 1923, there was once a proposed bridge between NYC and NJ – meant for Weehawken? This of course, was eventually scrapped – and the George Washington Bridge was built instead.

Pictured below is what it would have looked like (towards 57th Street in Manhattan). It was originally proposed to be 20 traffic lanes wide!

the-weehawken-bridge-that-was-never-built

Read more about this at Bridgemesiter.com!

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10 Comments on "Retropix: The bridge that never was"

mikey578041
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mikey578041

Scroll to page 36 of this issue to see even more pics and the story…

books.google.com/books?id=J6TxcT7N9...38;ct=result&resnum=3#PPA36,M1

homeworld
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It seems that there were two separate bridges proposed. The “North River Bridge” and the “West Jersey Bridge” Hoboken411 posted.

In response to mikey578041 who said:
Scroll to page 36 of this issue to see even more pics and the story…

books.google.com/books?id=J6TxcT7N9...38;ct=result&resnum=3#PPA36,M1

escaped68
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thank you for locating that.

In response to homeworld who said:
It seems that there were two separate bridges proposed. The “North River Bridge” and the “West Jersey Bridge” Hoboken411 posted.

HansBrix
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HansBrix

So it would have crossed at 57th? That would put it in NJ about where the new Port Imperial ferry terminal sits today – unless I’m missing some key fact. Right?

escaped68
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The was 5/6 hugh granite blocks in a yard on the corner of 12th st either garden or bloomfield st,i’m leaning more to bloomfield that were supposed to be for some sort of midtown ny bridge. I remember them because my aunt lived across the street. I think it was the north west corner and there was some sort of writing on them and the owner built a extension over them?

hobojoe
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The cornerstone was piled on the pier behind the Stevens Griffith building for the longest time. When the pier started to collapse, it began to fall into the opening hole. Some brave young soul, using only 2 old pipes as rollers and an iron bar for leverage, coupled with a dose of willpower, managed to heroically pry the stone out up of the hole, onto the rollers, and push it to safety.

homeworld
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