With so many islands making up the entire city of New York, the number of bridges throughout the city is hardly a surprise… and it’s hard to believe there was ever a time New Yorkers struggled to get from island to island, and the only option was crossing by boat.

But times have changed, and today Gotham boasts over 65 unique bridges throughout the city. Which is why, this video showcases 13 of the most impressive such structures – chosen for their history, their popularity, their beauty and their ingenious engineering.

For more details on each bridge, click here. View the original video here.

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