Flashback Friday – 10/7/16

The Brooklyn Bridge is no doubt one of the most iconic bridges ever built. It has stood the test of time and continues to serve the people more than 133 years later. Looking at the men on the platform you get a sense of just how enormous this bridge is. You can also see how much the skyline has changed since then.

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The Brooklyn Bridge under construction. Date unknown.

Dubbed “The Eighth Wonder of the World,” the Brooklyn Bridge first opened to the public on May 24th, 1883. It took 600 workers more than 14 years to build the massive bridge. At that time it was the largest suspension bridge in the world, with a main span of 1,595 feet. The bridge connected Manhattan and Brooklyn for the first time. Before that the only way across the river was by ferry.

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