9. There Used to Be An Elevator to Roosevelt Island

Aerial of Roosevelt Island

Originally, the Queensboro Bridge had both a passenger and car elevator that would take people down to Roosevelt Island. But once the Welfare Island Bridge was opened in the 1950s – it would later be known as the Roosevelt Island Bridge – this was deemed obsolete. However, this elevator was not demolished until 1970, with a passenger elevator being open as late as 1973, according to New York Magazine.