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Welcome to the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge - New York    
Designed by the brilliant engineer John Augustus Roebling (1806-1869) and completed by his equally ingenious son Washington Roebling (1837-1926). Considered by many to be the world's most beautiful, the Brooklyn Bridge was, at the time of its completion, the first steel and longest suspension bridge in the world, and its enormous support towers were once New York's tallest structures. Completed in 1883, it joined New York and Brooklyn - what were then two very separate cities. Affording sensational views of the skyline, harbor and the bridge itself, a one-way walk across takes about 20 minutes.

Construction Commenced - January 3, 1870
Opened to traffic - May 24, 1883
Total length - 6016 feet
Length of Main Span - 1595.5 feet
Length of each of the four cables - 3578.5 feet