3. The Queensboro Bridge in Pop Culture
While the Queensboro Bridge may not receive enough attention, it has been a part of America’s popular culture for decades. From classics like Woody Allen’s Manhattan and Highlander to sequels like Death Wish 3 and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, this bridge has gotten plenty of times to shine.
But perhaps its best moment comes from The Great Gatsby. While crossing the bridge, Nick Carraway states “The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.”
As one of our reader notes, the Queensboro Bridge is also the subject of the Simon and Garfunkel song “The 59th Street Bridge: Feelin’ Groovy.”