• Abandoned
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Bridge
  • Castle
  • Cemetery
  • Church
  • Firehouse
  • Government Building
  • Haunted
  • Historic Building
  • Historic Event
  • Historic House
  • Historic Structure
  • Hotel
  • Island
  • Lost Place
  • Mile Marker
  • Milestone
  • Mill
  • Museum
  • Native American
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  • Plaza
  • Railway Station
  • Restaurant
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  • Ruins
  • School
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  • Tavern
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Completed in 1916, the historic Hell Gate Bridge in New York City spans across Hell Gate, a narrow tidal strait between Queens and Ward’s Island. This infamous strait is known for its notoriously treacherous waters and has claimed many ships and lives throughout New York City’s long and colorful history. The bridge that spans it was built to link the modern Northeast Corridor, connecting Boston to Washington, D.C. by an all-rail route passing through the heart of New York City. It was “designed to last 1,000 years” and is estimated to be be the last New York City bridge that would collapse if humans disappeared.

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