Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Projected Bridge over the East River - 1870

 

Birds-eye view of the southern end of New York and Brooklyn, showing the projected suspension bridge over the East River, from the western terminus in Printing-House Square, New York. Illustration by Theodore R Davis, from Harper's Weekly, November 19, 1870.

Construction of the bridge started on January 3 (actual labor), 1870. Twenty persons were killed or disabled during the thirteen years which it took to build the bridge. It was opened in My 24, 1883.

The Post Office building, on the City Hall Park, was completed in 1880, but shown completed here.

 

Projected Bridge

 

Antique photos of NYC

 

 

Lower Manhattan

 

Bridges NYC

 

 

City Brooklyn

 

Enlargement of the Lower Manhattan part.

 

Brooklyn Bridge

 

Bird's Eye View of New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Projected Bridge over the East River - 1870

 

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