10. What the Henry Hudson Bridge Could Have Looked Like

During the decades long hiatus between the initial proposal of the Henry Hudson Bridge to when the span was actually built, famed engineer David Steinman had conceptualized an entirely different version of the bridge. This iteration featured a main steel arch and elaborate masonry arch approaches, similar in design to the Washington (Heights) Bridge.

However, the Municipal Arts Society had an opposing opinion, arguing that the span would be out of place in the surrounded areas it was intended to connect. The classical arches, it argued, were unfit for the forest cliffs along the Harlem River.

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