This digital publication explores the story of the planning and politics of a series of overpasses on Long Island, commissioned in the 1920s and 1930s by Robert Moses. The story suggests that the bridges had been designed to prevent the passage of buses, thereby allowing only people who could afford to own a car to access Long Island’s leisure spaces. The possible devious intent of Moses and the transformation of the story in subsequent decades shaped a scholarly debate.
The publication accompanies the film Misleading Innocence (tracing what a bridge can do), conceived of by Francesco Garutti and directed by Shahab Mihandoust. It points to the complexity of the topic and the elusiveness of clear answers by presenting objects and documents that Francesco Garutti encountered during research. Essays and a conversation deepen the analysis and widen the scope beyond the case of the bridges.
Essays by Matthew Gandy and Antony Hudek
Conversation between Stephan Graham, Albena Yaneva, and Francesco Garutti
Graphic design and development by Linked by Air
You can search for everything here—our exhibitions and events, our archives, the library and bookstore, the articles we publish. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up to get news from us
Thank you for signing up. You'll begin to receive emails from us shortly.
We’re not able to update your preferences at the moment. Please try again later.
You’ve already subscribed with this email address. If you’d like to subscribe with another, please try again.
This email was permanently deleted from our database. If you’d like to resubscribe with this email, please contact us
Please complete the form below to buy:
[Title of the book, authors]
ISBN: [ISBN of the book]
Price [Price of book]
Thank you for placing an order. We will contact you shortly.
We’re not able to process your request at the moment. Please try again later.