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  1. Until the construction of the nearby Williamsburg Bridge in 1903, the New York and Brooklyn Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world, 20% longer than any built previously. [172] At the time of opening, the Brooklyn Bridge was not complete; the proposed public transit across the bridge was still being tested, while the Brooklyn ...

  2. Sep 16, 2019 · Any bridge spanning the water would have to allow for ships to pass beneath it, meaning a very high suspension bridge was the only practical solution. And the bridge would have to be the largest bridge ever built, nearly twice the length of the famed Menai Suspension Bridge, which had heralded the age of great suspension bridges when it opened ...

  3. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge (USA, 1866), then the longest wire suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet (322 m) main span. Brooklyn Bridge (USA, 1883), the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Bear Mountain Bridge (USA, 1924), the longest suspension span (497 m) from 1924 to 1926. The first suspension bridge to have a concrete deck.

  4. Mar 22, 2010 · WATCH: Deconstructing History: Brooklyn Bridge. The Man with the Plan . John Augustus Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge’s creator, was a great pioneer in the design of steel suspension bridges. Born ...

  5. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. It is 5,989 feet (1,825 meters) long. The bridge goes over the East River. It connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. It is one of the leading landmarks of New York City. The bridge was built from 1869 to 1883.

  6. It avails not. time nor place—distance avails not. . . —Whitman. "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" The bridge was a huge sentence diagram, You and I the compound subject, moving Toward the verb. We stopped, breathing Balloonfuls of air; and noonday sun sent down A hard spray of light.

  7. Jun 24, 2022 · Built between 1869 and 1883, Brooklyn Bridge was the world’s first steel suspension bridge, an impressive feat of engineering. However, with construction estimated at around US$15 million, it ...

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