Monday, May 24, 2010

Iconic: The Brooklyn Bridge, 1883.

Opened this day in 1883. The oldest suspension bridge in the US.
The bridge's main span over the East River is 1,595 feet 6 inches.





4 comments:

CW said...

John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge was opened in 1866 in Cincinnati. Roebling designed the brooklyn bridge following the Bridge in Cincinnati

Aron said...

That's a great collection.

PS said...

The Waco Suspension Bridge was opened in 1869. John A. Roebling & Son supplied the cables.

Ryan said...

The Roebling Bridge (aka the Delaware Aqueduct) over the Delaware River connecting Lackawaxen in Pike county Pa to Sullivan County NY is actually the oldest wire suspension bridge in the U.S. - it was commissioned in 1847 and open on April 26, 1849.