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The Hell Gate Bridge spans the East River from Astoria in Queens, to Wards Island. It is part a 3.2 mile long railway bridge connecting Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Construction on the bridge was completeled in 1916, and it went unpainted until the 1990's. When it was finally refurbished, this unique color, "Hell Gate Red" was chosen for it.
The Hell Gate Bridge was also the inspiration for the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.