128. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Williamsburg Bridge. My ambition as an immigrant to New York was to walk all the bridges, a feat frustrated by the Verrazano having no pedestrian walkways and losing patience with the 103rd Street Footbridge (a “vertical lift” bridge raised for ships on the East River, and one of the quirkiest structures in the Western Hemisphere). The Williamsburg Bridge is as much a sculpture as a conveyance, and gets my vote even if the Brooklyn Bridge is more famous. Why are we incapable of such magnificent public infrastructure nowadays?

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