Bridges and Tunnels Boat Tour
Where: Open House New York
212-991-6470 Price: $30-$40
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New York City is home to over 2,000 bridges and tunnels that knit together the city’s unique geography, each day carrying hundreds of thousands of cars, buses, trains, bikes, and more. It is a vast network that connects New Yorkers to jobs, food, goods and services, and other resources, and allows a dispersed archipelago of islands to become a unified city. From the Brooklyn Bridge and other East River bridges to the web of subway and service tunnels that link Manhattan to its neighbors, modern New York would not—could not—exist without these feats of engineering. The city’s and region’s future rests on its ability to not just maintain these infrastructure marvels but continue to innovate and introduce new transport links.
Join us for an evening cruise along the Hudson and East Rivers to explore the rich and complex history and future of river crossings in New York City, with special guests Andrew Bata, Head, North American Office, International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and former Chief of Strategic Improvements, MTA New York City Transit; Joseph B. Raskin, Author, The Routes Not Taken and photoblogger, Wandering New York; Stephen Sigmund, Chief of Public Outreach/Chief Spokesman, Gateway Program Development Corporation; and Erica Wagner, Author, Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built Brooklyn Bridge.Buy tickets/get more info now