What Never Was

This description is good as far as it goes, which isn’t very far. Gustav Lindenthal, despite being a successful bridge designer, spent decades redesigning a railroad suspension bridge for the Hudson River. His version was never built, but his promotion of a Hudson River bridge is one of the origins of the George Washington Bridge, which unfortunately does not carry rail.

“Architect’s drawing”…harumph.

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10 thoughts on “What Never Was

  1. What if it did have a rail capacity, I wonder?

    I was in one of the worst traffic jams of my life one Labor Day weekend a couple years ago when I had to cross the GW.

    (It wasn’t THE WORST, because I had to take Amagansett the same weekend. That was THE WORST.)
    ~

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