As Matt and I drove over the Throgs Neck Bridge this past weekend we noticed the signs prohibiting photography. Why?
The MTA, which runs the bridge, has a spot on their website for submitting questions. So I did.
I am curious about the prohibition of photography on the Throgs Neck Bridge. I drove over the bridge on Saturday on my way to the Brooklyn Bridge (I understand it is not MTA) which hosts thousands of walkers with no photography restrictions. In fact I was going there specifically to take photos.
Can you point me to the underlying regulation which enables this prohibition? I looked but could not find it and I know MTA has no such restriction in the subway.
Has MTA ever published a justification or other explanation for this rule.
All the best,
I’m not sure when an answer will come, but it probably won’t be fast. Their email acknowledgment admonishes: “You will receive a response as soon as possible; however, some responses can take up to 15 business days.”
Seriously though, is the Throgs Neck or other MTA bridge more of a target than the storied and iconic Brooklyn Bridge? And isn’t it a little late to worry? A quick Google Image search of “Throgs Neck Bridge¹” shows about 11,100 photos and pictures.
Who is being foolhardy: New York City which owns the Brooklyn Bridge or the MTA and their spans?
I’ll post the response when it’s received.
¹ – By putting my query within quotation marks Google only returns the exact phrase “Throgs Neck Bridge.”