New York’s Majestic Passage in the Sky | The New Yorker

Source: New York’s Majestic Passage in the Sky | The New Yorker

Port Authority planners considered tearing down the bridge and replacing it with a tunnel or a new, higher bridge. Eventually, they decided to keep the existing bridge and to raise its roadway by sixty-four feet. This they would do by building a new roadway higher up through the arch, then removing the old roadway.