Brooklyn Bridge - Antique Images

 

The construction of Brooklyn Bridge, over the East River, started on January 3, 1870 and opened to traffic on May 24, 1883 (Queen Victoria's birthday). It was then considered the world's greatest achievement in bridge construction. It is a  suspension bridge spanning the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Total length 6,016 feet, width 85 feet, designed by John A. Roebling.

 

Brooklyn Bridge

 

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Photograph copyright 1904 by C. H. Graves. Published by The Universal Photo Art Co. Source: Library of Congress.

 

 

Bridges NYC

 

Bridges NY

 

Bridge NY

 

Brooklyn terminal

 

Brooklyn Bridge across the East River with view of Manhattan skyline in the background. Photograph 1915. Source: Library of Congress.

 

Brooklyn 19th century

 

Brooklyn Bridge terminal

 

City Hall Park

 

Manhattan Bridge

 

Opening day

 

Brooklyn Bridge Terminal

 

Above, New York, looking east from Woolworth Tower at night. We can see the Brooklyn Bridge and its terminal on Park Row. Vintage postcard, postmark 1916.

On the right, opening night for the Brooklyn Bridge, on May 24, 1883, with great display of fireworks. Lithograph on paper published by A. Majors, 1883 (source: Brooklyn Museum). The Bridge was lighted at night with 35 electric lights of 2,000 candle power each.

 

Renovation Brooklyn Bridge

 

East River Bridge

 

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Vintage photo bridge

 

NY 1990s

 

Suspension Bridge

 

Designed bridge

 

Brooklyn Bridge Terminal NYC

 

East River NY

East River and Williamsburg Bridge, from Brooklyn Tower of Brooklyn Bridge - 1907.

 

World Building view

 

Projected bridge NY

 

Brooklyn Bridge in the 1990s.

 

Park Row

 

Bridges East River

 

Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn

 

Brooklyn Bridge - Antique Images

 

Manhattan

 

Brooklyn Bridge

 

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