Brooklyn Bridge Photography: The Brooklyn Bridge Turns 134 | Brownstoner – 10:57 AM 5/24/2017

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Brooklyn Bridge Photography: The Brooklyn Bridge Turns 134 | Brownstoner

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It’s hard to imagine Brooklyn without its namesake bridge, but 134 years ago the Brooklyn Bridge was a sparkling new engineering wonder. Opened to the public on May 24, 1883 — after 14 years of construction — the bridge united Brooklyn and Manhattan and quickly became an iconic part of the waterfront skyline.

Brooklyn Bridge is now a must-see for tourists, a heavily used pedestrian pathway and, of course, one of the most photographed symbols of the borough.

In celebration of the anniversary, we’ve looked through our @brownstoner Instagram feed for the 10 most popular Brooklyn Bridge images we’ve ever posted.

Happy birthday to The Brooklyn Bridge

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1883: Happy birthday to The Brooklyn Bridge

President Chester Arthur, and Governor of New York & future President Grover Cleveland, presided over the ceremony. It was the largest suspension bridge ever built to that date.


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1883: Happy birthday to The Brooklyn Bridge

 
It took 14 years, and sadly 27 lives, but The Brooklyn Bridge opened on this day in 1883.   It connected Brooklyn and New York City.   It was designed by John A. Roebling.
President Chester Arthur, and Governor of New York & future President Grover Cleveland, presided over the ceremony. It was the largest suspension bridge ever built to that date.


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