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Brooklyn Bridge

Beside the Statue of Liberty , we can consider the Brooklyn Bridge as another icon of the city. Une Manhattan and Brooklyn across the East River.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

It was designed by engineer John Roebling , who died of tetanus at the start of the works. Washington Roebling was his son who continued in command, but unfortunately was bedridden, and his wife Emily ended up controlling the works.

It was built between 1870 and 1883, when it opened was the in the world with 1825 meters length largest suspension bridge – it was for 20 years – and was also the first suspension bridge with steel cables.

The materials used in its construction were limestone, granite and cement.

Notable bows of the side towers, built in style neo .

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Currently has 6 lanes for vehicles, except trucks and buses, and a separate lane for pedestrians and bicycles.

Location of the Brooklyn Bridge

Location of the Brooklyn Bridge

Location: Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan.
How to get there: Stations Metro High St (a, C) or York St (F) Brooklyn ; Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall (4, 5, 6) or Fulton St (2, 3) from Manhattan .
About Wall Street Skyscraper Museum .