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Saturday, November 14, 2015
Kevin Woyce to discuss New York City Bridges
Historian Kevin Woyce will discuss the histories of the famous bridges that have shaped Manhattan at the Howland Public Library at 313 Main Street in Beacon on Thursday, Nov. 19. The free program begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Brooklyn Bridge, by Kevin Woyce
Using historic and his own original photos, Woyce will share the stories behind the most famous of the 20 bridges that link Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and New Jersey, including the wooden King’s Bridge built in 1693, the High Bridge of the Croton Aqueduct, the George Washington bridge and the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro and RFK Triborough bridges.
Woyce is the author of a number of books, including Bridges and Hudson River Lighthouses and History.