Mr. J. takes a long, loving look at two of the great suspension bridges connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan. Video and Karl’s text after the jump.
A Tale of Two Bridges best exemplifies the importance of historical restoration and upkeep versus relegating a bridge to the proverbial trash heap. Limited economic resources apparently have to be distributed with some structures assigned priority designation while others are orphaned and laid to rest. The pedestrian path on the Manhattan Bridge, for example, was closed for decades before reopening in 2001.
We all know about the Brooklyn Bridge from numerous films, music and books. The Manhattan Bridge, on the other hand, is a forgotten child that is better off ignored and kept out of sight.
Well, this film will provide a walk across the bridge with its expansive views and insight into an underbelly of the beast.
The film will expose the good and the bad via pictures and video that clearly demonstrates the results of a city that has nourished one and assigned the other to functioning as a subway and vehicle transportation hub with little regard to its original grandeur.