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Landmark Lecture: The Magnificent Bridges of New York City

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The New York Landmarks Conservancy In partnership with The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York cordially invites you to a Landmark Lecture

The Magnificent Bridges of New York City
With Photographer Dave Frieder

This will be an in-person and online lecture on Tuesday, April 25 – 6:00 pm

General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of The City of New York
20 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)



Photographer Dave Frieder will discuss his unique book, The Magnificent Bridges of New York City on Tuesday, April 25th at 6 pm at the General Society Library in Manhattan. The book is full of stunning, one-of-a-kind images, capturing 20 iconic New York City bridges as you have never seen them before. These breathtaking photographs were taken by Mr. Frieder as he scaled and legally climbed these great structures over 26 years. He will explain the fine details and history of the bridges, all the challenges he encountered while climbing the bridges before and after 9/11, and why he created and published this special book.

Photography interested Dave Frieder long before he ever climbed any of New York’s suspension bridges. And climb bridges he has, nearly all of the many bridges found in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area. Based on his experiences, Mr. Frieder will discuss some of the design, structure, construction, history, and background of the city’s bridges, a city with perhaps more bridges than most others. In total, New York City has 2,027 bridges. Those bridges include suspension bridges, cantilever bridges, and even small bridges over roadways or small water bodies.

General Admission: $10
Advance registration is required

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