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.
- 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.
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."
- 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."
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.