Photographer O. Winston Link Part of B&T History

Link, a native of Brooklyn's Park Slope, began his association with the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, now MTA Bridges and Tunnels, in 1959 just after ground was broken for the Verrazano-Narrows. One of Link's images, a moonlit photograph of the new bridge, was used as the front cover of "Spanning the Narrows," a commemorative booklet handed out opening day, Nov. 21, 1964.

After the Verrazano-Narrows project was finished, then Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Chairman Robert Moses commissioned Link to photograph the Authority's other bridges. Most of the photos were taken at sunset or sunrise and from a distance in order to capture the entire structure.

These are just a few of the 120 Link photos that are part of the MTA Bridges and Tunnels Special Archive, which includes 100,000 photographs, 40,000 drawings, 50 scale models and 40,000 feet of historical film footage. The Special Archive, established by Bridges and Tunnels in 1990, has one of the most extensive visual records of Depression-era public works in the country.

Taken from the New Jersey Palisades, photo shows the arch of the Henry Hudson Bridge in the center, the Throgs Neck Bridge in the distance to the left and the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge in the distance at the right.

Small boat passes near the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge.

View from the top of the Queens tower of then Triborough Bridge (now Robert F. Kennedy) suspension span. Manhattan is in the distance.

Full moonrise over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, taken from Todt Hill, Staten Island. July 31, 1966.

The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge from Francis Lewis Park in Queens. The Bronx is in the distance, across the East River.