Friday, September 21, 2007

Brooklyn Bridge

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Brooklyn Bridge, View looking SE from Manhattan shore at twilight. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.  HAER NY,31-NEYO,90-14View looking SE from Manhattan shore at twilight. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982. HAER NY,31-NEYO,90-14. No known restrictions on publication.

Brooklyn Bridge, Spanning East River between Park Row, Manhattan and Sands Street, Brooklyn, New York, New York County, NY

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The Historic American Buildings Survey began in 1933 as a WPA program, the result of a tripartite agreement among the American Institute of Architects, which designed and established standards for official documentation, the National Park Service, which administers the creation of the documenttation, and the Library of Congress, which houses, maintains, and serves the collection to the public.

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Brooklyn Bridge, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, stretches 5,989 feet (1825 m) over the East River connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. On completion, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge in an 1867 letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Since its opening, it has become an iconic part of the New York skyline. In 1964 it was designated a National Historic Landmark

Construction began in January 3, 1870. The Brooklyn Bridge was completed thirteen years later and was opened for use on May 24, 1883. On that first day, a total of 1,800 vehicles and 150,300 people crossed. The bridge's main span over the East River is 1,595 feet 6 inches (486.3 m).

The bridge cost $15.1 million to build and approximately 27 people died during its construction. A week after the opening, on May 30, a rumor that the Bridge was going to break down caused a stampede which crushed and then killed twelve people.

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