Delaware River - Minisink Ford, New York and Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, USA

All photos by David Denenberg, please do not reuse without permission. This is the oldest surviving suspension bridge in North America, completed in 1848. It was one of four aqueduct structures designed and built by John Roebling for the Delaware and Hudson Canal. When first converted from an aqueduct to a highway bridge, motorists were afraid the bridge was not strong enough to carry traffic. Perhaps they didn't realize the bridge was designed to carry 2,000 tons of water. These pictures were taken in the early 1990s before the bridge had been fully restored.

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