I love bridges! And The Brooklyn Bridge is one of my favorite bridges in the World (as well as Tower Bridge in London and The Golden Gates in San Francisco). I was looking to see Brooklyn Bridge through the lens of a photo camera since my childhood. And, when I planned a visit to New York City, guess what was on my to-do-go-list under #1 (?)
The Brooklyn Bridge is listed as one of Seven Wonders of the Industrial World – seven great feats of engineering of the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge in a January 25, 1867 letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and formally so named by the city government in 1915. Since its opening, it has become an iconic part of the New York skyline.