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.

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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