August 01, 2012

The Roosevelt Island Tramway

The Roosevelt Island Tramway is an aerial tramway in New York City that spans the East River and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan. It runs parallel to the 59th Street Bridge, also known as the Queensboro Bridge. Prior to the completion of the Mississippi Aerial River Transit in May 1984 and the Portland Aerial Tram in December 2006, it was the only commuter aerial tramway in North America.The tramway reopened on November 30, 2010, after a nine-month closure for modernization.