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). Designed by John A. Roebling, 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.


Brooklyn Bridge


Antique photos of NYC




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


Brooklyn images


Vintage photo bridge


Manhattan Entrance Brooklyn 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




Brooklyn Bridge






Antique photographs




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