The bridge is named for the once-dangerous channel it bridges, derived from the Dutch word hellegat, which means "hell channel."
For years, Dave Frieder had uninterrupted access to the top of the city’s bridges, all the way up until 9/11. After 25 years of working on a project to document all of NYC's major bridges, he has completed his dream: to publish a fine art book on the city's crossings.
Happy birthday to NYC's Hell Gate Bridge this year! Here are 10 fun facts and secrets compiled the help of Dave Frieder, "the Bridge Man."
November 20th is the birthday of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the first leg of NYC marathon connecting Brooklyn & Staten Island. 10 secrets of the bridge.
For 22 years, photographer Dave Frieder has been documenting NYC's bridges using film from foot tingling perspectives up top. Now he's ready to publish a book.