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Urban explorer Moses Gates was on hand to tell us how he got to the top of the Manhattan Bridge in FNY’s Two Bridges tour in June 2008.
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Back in the early 90s, the tracks on the south side of the MB were still unused; the lower roadway was closed at night; and I lived in DUMBO–a perfect trifecta. I could walk up the lower roadway, cross the south side, unused tracks, and then ascend the iron-rung ladders that led up to the very top of the bridge on that side. What a beautiful view–I wish I had a camera in those days.
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