Originally, the bridge was only supposed to service trains, however with time, it was expanded for new uses. The design of the bridge was by Leon Moisseiff. If the name is not familiar to you, we will let you know that Moisseiff planned the Tacoma Narrows Bridge that collapsed in 1940.
Because this was the third bridge to be built in New York, after the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges, it received the fascinating name - Suspension Bridge Number 3, until the name was changed to the name we all know today.
The bridge has 7 lanes, 4 train tracks, a bike line, and walking paths. About 75,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day, and about 3,000 pedestrians. Another amazing fact is that the trains carry about 320,000 passengers over the bridge every day.
Finally, Leon Moisseiff was in charge of the construction of the bridge, without much success. The bridge sways and shakes to this day. The train tracks on the sides of the bridge cause the bridge to shake and sway the bridge, and as trains have become more and heavier, the shaking increases. Throughout the years a few renovations have been made to the bridge.
The bridge attracts many tourists who like crossing the bridge, or climb the bridge to get a nice city view.