The Williamsburg bridge

Gawker · 04/29/03 10:11AM

NYCRoads describes the Williamsburg bridge: "No poetry has been written about it, as Hart Crane did with the Brooklyn Bridge. No songs have been written about it, as Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel did with the 59th Street (Queensboro) Bridge. No one ever attempted to sell this bridge. Indeed, before it was ever completed, the span was described by John DeWitt Warner as a "surrender of the City Beautiful to the City Vulgar." Construction and architecture of the bridge are discussed. No mention of the bridge's alternate function: facilitating the spread of electroclash, flock of seagulls haircuts, and 80s pop fashion to other boroughs.
Williamsburg bridge [NY Roads via EverythingNY]