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.
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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The Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains were rerouted and delayed because of concrete falling at the Hoyt St. station in Brooklyn.
A new look: The revamped gateway to the Brooklyn Bridge will include new, tree-lined paths for pedestrians and cyclists to make their way to and from the span. The Brooklyn Bridge will get a safer and more inviting gateway when the city transforms a dangerous intermingling of cars, bicyclist and pedestrians at Tillary Street into an oasis of trees, plants, bike paths, walkway, and happier tourists and commuters – a welcome upgrade to the barren stretch riders and cyclists now must use to get to and from the bridge, according to the local community board’s leader.
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