BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Valentino Capelet Dress
@Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038

The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m) and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed.

The Brooklyn Bridge opened to the public on May 24, 1883, thereby connecting Manhattan with Brooklyn for the first time. Since its opening, it has become an icon of New York City and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972. Dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” early visitors gawked at its immense granite towers and thick steel cables, not to mention its birds-eye views. The bridge, which took 14 years and around $15 million to complete, remains among New York City’s top tourist attractions and a busy thoroughfare for commuters which transports 120,000 vehicles and 4,000 pedestrians every day.

Sources: Wikipedia, history.com

Photos by Lei Li