Withering Heights


June 6, 1953: The 363-foot towers of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge got their first coat of paint in six years. The painters could work only in the daytime, during dry weather with low winds. “One distraction they don’t have: no one will poke a finger at the paint to see if it’s really fresh,” the caption read. Photo: Ernie Sisto/The New York Times