Greater City Providence

Video: Flexing Manhattan Bridge

All bridges flex but seeing this time-lapse video of the Manhattan Bridge is slightly scary.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • Notice the most exaggerated movement occurs as a subway train passes. When you’re sitting in stopped traffic on that bridge, you feel your car bounce along with the movements. On the rare occasions when Newport Bridge traffic stops you can feel the same thing. Maybe it’s not that scary, just the nature of suspension bridges.

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