The four 20’x 25’cast iron and steel canopies Allen re-created were originally designed to protect pedestrians during inclement weather while crossing the bridge. The canopies also house the re-creations of the original cast bronze plaques that give bridge specifications, architects, engineers and dates. These massive bronze plaques were meticulously crafted in high relief and fine details. There are a total of four canopies for the bridge, each housing one of the four 10’x 5’ bronze plaques. Each of the canopies was fully assembled at the com- pany’s production facility then dismantled, finished and shipped back to the city for anchorage to the bridge. Today they are impressive and functional as they are an integral part of the Manhattan Bridge and skyline.
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New York Department of Transportation, New York
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