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Brooklyn Bridge

NY

Bridge
Engineer

John A. Roebling

Washington Roebling

Emily Warren Roebling

Designations

National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

New York City Exterior Landmark

National Historic Landmark

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The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. At the time of its completion, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world spanning 1596 ft. and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Originally called the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge in 1867. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.

The construction of the bridge was a family affair; John Roebling died from a tetanus infection contracted when his toes were crushed in an accident surveying. His son Washington took over; he developed the bends or decompression sickness and ended up being confined to his bed. His wife, Emily ended up helping to complete the project.

In 1883, the 1st publicly operated cable powered lines installed on the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. At the time of its completion, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world spanning 1596 ft. and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Originally called the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge in 1867. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.

The construction of the bridge was a family affair; John Roebling died from a tetanus infection contracted when his toes were crushed in an accident surveying. His son Washington took over; he developed the bends or decompression sickness and ended up being confined to his bed. His wife, Emily ended up helping to complete the project.

In 1883, the 1st publicly operated cable powered lines installed on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, NY, US 10038

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1st cable cars in New York City, on the Brooklyn Bridge 0.2 miles
The first person across the Brooklyn Bridge 0.2 miles
Brooklyn Bridge opening ceremony 0.2 miles
350,000 Stale crackers 0.4 miles
Pier 17 0.4 miles
Jane's Carousel 0.4 miles
The Hole in the Wall Bar 0.4 miles
Brooklyn Bridge Park 0.4 miles
Historic Front Street 0.5 miles
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