We all know that payphones are going the way of the beeper; some are being replaced with touchscreen ones, some are being repurposed as art projects, but the vast majority are just disappearing little by little. If you're wondering what happens to some of these phones, look no further than upper Manhattan.

Photographer Dave Bledsoe found a veritable payphone graveyard underneath the elevated West Side Highway at 135th and 12th Avenue: "At least one hundred old, battered pay phones were locked behind a fence near the Park's Department building." Check out some photos of them above, and appreciate the fact he used his good camera for this one: "I almost took these on my iPhone, but my irony levels are dangerously low these days."