BRIDGE OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1883

bridge opened

After 14 years of construction, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York was opened
to traffic. The ceremony is depicted above. The bridge, originally referred to
as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, is one of the oldest suspension bridges
in the United States. It connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan
and Brooklyn by spanning the East River with 1,595.5 feet.

brooklyn-bridge construction
brooklyn bridge under construction
Brooklyn Bridge under construction

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The bridge shortly after construction

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Pedestrian’s crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in 1898.

brooklyn bridge today
The Brooklyn Bridge today

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