5. The Whitestone Bridge Popularized a Kind of Street Light

Two types of street lights, Type 41S (“S” for single arm) and Type 41T (‘T’ for twin arms) are nicknamed “the Whitestones” because they were first brought into popular use on the Whitestone Bridge. According to Forgotten NY, the lampposts were generally erected on elevated parkways and some expressways, although they are rare to come by nowadays.