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Brooklyn Bridge

Posted in Anniversary, Architecture, Technology on Thursday, 23 December 2010

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picture, Brooklyn Bridge, New York, East River, Manhattan

The story of Brooklyn Bridge told in comic strip form

3 January marks the anniversary of the beginning of work on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1870. Designed by John Augustus Roebling, who had previously constructed suspension bridges in Pennsylvania and Ohio, this was to be the longest suspension bridge in the world, spanning New York’s East River and connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. After sustaining an injury, Roebling passed on the job of overseeing the building to his son, Washington, who suffered a paralyzing injury shortly after construction began. His wife, Emily Warren Roebling then became the link between the engineers on-site and her husband.

The bridge took 13 years to build and was opened for use on 24 May 1883.

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