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  1. Total length of bridge and approaches: 6,016 feet; Clearance at center: 135 feet; History. The Brooklyn Bridge was designed by John A. Roebling. Construction began in 1869 and was completed in 1883. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the ...

  2. Some of the examples of suspension bridges as famous iconic projects are Golden Gate Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (Longest suspension bridge till now: spans 6523 feet or 1991 meters, Japan), Humber Bridge (United Kingdom) etc. Also, Read: How Are Bridges Built. How to Build a Suspension Bridge

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre (34 ha) park on the Brooklyn side of the East River in New York City.Designed by landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the park is located on a 1.3-mile (2.1 km) plot of land from Atlantic Avenue in the south, under the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and past the Brooklyn Bridge, to Jay Street north of the Manhattan Bridge.

  7. The five-mile bridge, including approaches, and the world’s longest suspension bridge between cable anchorages, had been designed by the great engineer Dr. David B. Steinman. Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation’s $25,735,600 agreement to build all the foundations led to the mobilization of the largest bridge construction fleet ever assembled.

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