Shared from WordPress: “‘Ease On Down’ The Wards Island Bridge– NY”

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All Things Michael details the history of the Wards Island Bridge in New York City.  The bridge, which opened to the public in 1951 was considered aesthetically unpleasant.  Still, it was used throughout the 1978 Motown/Universal Pictures film, The Wiz, starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russel, Ted Ross (no relation to Diana), Richard Pryor, Mabel King, and Lena Horne.  Covered with yellow brick-like linoleum, it was the scene for the film’s musical performance of “Ease On Down The Road.”

 

Read the All Thing Michael‘s full story here: “EASE ON DOWN” THE WARDS ISLAND BRIDGE – NY – http://wp.me/p1a674-ivN

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