Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #1 - Bridges, highways, and tunnels

Photo: Frank da Cruz, 24 June 2015.
See Triborough Bridge gallery

The Triborough Bridge, connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, completed in 1937, architect: Aymur Embury II[2,3,4]. Shown: the Randall's Island-Queens span.

  1. Short, C.W., and R. Stanley Brown, Public Buildings, A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration, United States Govenment Printing Office, Washington (1939), pp.542-545.
  2. Affidavit of Aymar Embury, Supreme Court of the State of New York, index No.34547-1941, sworn to the 3rd day of September, 1942: "In the course of my experience I have been retained as Consulting Architect with respect to public improvements: the Triborough Bridge, the Lincoln Tunnel, The Manhattan achorage and approaches to the George Washington Bridge, and many others."
  3. The WPA Guide to New York City, The New Press (1939), p.352: "...Aymar Embury II, architect for the Triborough Bridge and the Henry Hudson Bridge."
  4. Triboro Plaza, NYC Parks Department website, states that the bridge was designed by Othmar H. Ammann and architect Aymar Embury II in the late 1920s, but little work was done until the New Deal made it possible starting in 1933-34, with Embury obviously still involved until it opened in 1936-1937.