A Subway History Summary Site

Distinguishing Features of the System

The Manhattan Bridge

An interesting bridge that has 2 sets of tracks on each side as at full capacity especially in the year 2004 can see service from the Broadway [N,Q] lines on the south side and the 6th Avenue [B,D] lines on the north side of the bridge

The Williamsburg Bridge

The main route for the J and M lines [pictured above: a retired letter line called the QJ]

Smith 9th Street Station

The highest subway station in the entire subways system was built above a river as a tunnel was considered a non-option and has[d] a favorable view of lower Manhattan.

The Rockaway’s [A line]

What used to be a segment of the Long Island Railroad till a cigarette fire destroyed the bridge and gave the city its chance to acquire and fix the bridge to convert it into a subway line.