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  Brooklyn Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Brooklyn Bridge was completed thirteen years later and was opened for use on May 24, 1883.
Bridges were not tested in wind tunnels until the 1950s - well after the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in the 1940s.
The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1977 and on March 24, 1983 the bridge was designated a National Historic Engineering Landmark.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brooklyn_Bridge   (2228 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge Story
In the summer of 1869, while engaged in fixing the location of the Brooklyn tower, a ferry-boat entering the slip thrust the timbers on which be stood in such a manner as to catch and crush his foot.
On the Brooklyn side, when the last span of this circuit of wire is adjusted in position, it is passed around the shoe, held fast, and the bight is again placed on a sheave, and the traveller starts again to carry over a second circuit of the skein.
The bridge itself will be a remarkable sight, as he looks from his central path of vantage down upon the broad outer roadways, each with its tide of weighted wagons and carriages of his wealthier but not wiser brethren, and nearer the centre the two iron paths upon which the trains move silently and swiftly.
www.catskillarchive.com /rrextra/bbstory.Html   (9137 words)

  
 NYCDOT - Bridges Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Many bridges not under DOT Jurisdiction are the responsibility of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority or the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Swing Bridges are supported on a center pier in the middle of a waterway and are opened by rotating horizontally on wheels riding on a circular track.
Vertical Lift Bridges are movable bridges having roadways which may be raised in a manner similar to a building elevator by supporting end cables attached to rotating drums in towers on the sides of the stream.
www.nyc.gov /html/dot/html/motorist/bridges.html   (1169 words)

  
 BUILDING BIG: Databank: Brooklyn Bridge
It was the first suspension bridge to use steel for its cable wire.
It was the first bridge to use explosives in a dangerous underwater device called a caisson.
At the time it was built, the 3,460-foot Brooklyn Bridge was also crowned the longest suspension bridge in the world.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/brooklyn.html   (339 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge Facts and Information
According to Wyoming Almanac (1996), the first paint used on the Brooklyn Bridge was a mineral based paint "Rawlins Red." The mineral used in the pigment was from a mine near Rawlins, Wyoming.
In the case of the Brooklyn Bridge, three people died and fifteen percent of those who got the bends were paralyzed to some degree.
Building the Brooklyn Bridge not only required designing the bridge, but also inventing key materials, their means of manufacture and the means to put them in place.
www.endex.com /gf/buildings/bbridge/bbridgefacts.htm   (3575 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge, highly recognizable landmark and cultural icon, was the dream of John A. Roebling, the inventor of wire cable and an accomplished bridge builder.
The opening of the bridge in 1883 was marred by the deaths of twelve pedestrians, who were trampled during a panic set off by a shouted warning, anonymous and groundless, that the bridge was in danger of imminent collapse.
The bridge affords magnificent views of the East River, the harbor and downtown Manhattan.
www.civl.port.ac.uk /comp_prog/bridges1/BrooklynBridge.htm   (179 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge cost $15.1 million to build, $3.8 million of which was to purchase land for approaches and the remainder going toward construction.
The Brooklyn Bridge and the Lower Manhattan skyline in 1932.
By 1910, the penny toll on the Brooklyn Bridge was removed after the City of New York passed a law prohibiting the use of tolls to finance construction and maintenance of its bridges.
www.nycroads.com /crossings/brooklyn   (4351 words)

  
 New York City - Brooklyn Bridge pictures, history
Easily the most historic and fascinating of the five major bridges connecting the island of Manhattan to other shores, the Brooklyn Bridge is a synthesis of art and engineering.
One bridge that in many ways mirrors the impact that the Brooklyn Bridge had on New York City was completed 54 years later and is located on the other side of the continent linking San Francisco and Marin — the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge with two granite block Gothic inspired towers to support the cables.
www.inetours.com /New_York/Pages/Brooklyn_Bridge.html   (906 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge Bike/Pedestrian Access
At the T.A. Brooklyn Committee meeting on 2 March 1999, a presentation was given on the status of improvements to bike and pedestrian access to the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge.
At present there are two outlets from the Brooklyn Bridge footpath into Brooklyn: the stairs going down to Cadman Plaza East, and the ramp going between the Manhattan-bound and Brooklyn-bound roadways of the bridge to the intersection of Adams and Tillary Streets.
Brooklyn Community Board No. 2, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and Concord Village are not yet "on board." Still to be approached are civic and business groups such as the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
www.transalt.org /campaigns/brooklyn/bbridge.3.html   (855 words)

  
 New York Architecture Images-Brooklyn Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The second, the Niagara Suspension Bridge (1855), served rail and carriage traffic until it was replaced with a stronger steel-arch bridge in 1891.
The third, the Cincinnati-Covington Bridge (1867), was significantly strengthened in the 1890's with the addition of a steel deck truss, and remains in service today.
And as the mass of the anchorages had to be sufficient to offset the pull of the cables, where they were secured on land, so the mass of the towers, whatever their height, had to be sufficient to withstand the colossal downward pressure of the cables as they passed over the tops of the towers.
www.nyc-architecture.com /BRI/BRI001-BrooklynBridge.htm   (1744 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge in The NYC Insider: an Insider's Guide to New York City
If you had been on the Brooklyn Bridge at the time of its completion, you would have had an unobstructed view of the Hudson River and New Jersey on the opposite side of Manhattan.
Walkers and bikers use the same walkway in the center of the bridge (although it is divided so that bikers don't run into anybody).
The bridge is usually full of activity, ranging from Brooklyn Heights yuppies going to or from work on Wall Street, to runners and joggers, to out-of-towners coming to the famous bridge for the view.
www.theinsider.com /nyc/attractions/2brookbr.htm   (945 words)

  
 The Brooklyn Bridge
The inventor and designerof the Brooklyn Bridge, John Augustus Roebling, was born in the town of Muhlhausen in Thuringen in (northern Germany) on June 12, 1860 the son of a poor tobacconist.
While descending in a pneumatic caisson to assist his men with the excavation of the East riverbed and the setting up of one of the towers, he was in accident and suffered a case of compression sickness (now known as the bends) which necessarily put him in confinement with the bends.
It was through his editorship and co-ownership of the Brooklyn Eagle, of course, that Henry C. Murphy became friends with Billingsley, and thus at the latter's behest consented to introducte the bill to form to form the New York Bridge Company.
www.brooklynbridgeusa.com   (1998 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge, vehicular suspension bridge, New York City, southernmost of the bridges across the East River, between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn; built 1869–83.
It was the first steel-wire suspension bridge in the world and was the world's longest suspension bridge at the time of its completion.
The age of the suspension bridge was ushered in by...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/us/A0809089.html   (164 words)

  
 The Brooklyn Bridge, New York City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Brooklyn Bridge is 6016 feet long, spanning the East river and allowing transportation from Manhattan Island to the Western Shore of Brooklyn.
Construction began on January 3, 1870, and the bridge was open to traffic on May 24, 1883.
There is no toll in either direction on the Brooklyn Bridge.
www.ny.com /transportation/crossings/brooklyn_bridge.html   (51 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge
The city of New York - which at the time consisted only of Manhattan - had twice as many residents, and the bridge was seen as a solution to overcrowding in Manhattan while spurring development in Brooklyn.
The bridge would enable people and goods to cross the East River quickly, regardless of weather conditions.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a monument to man's ingenuity and creativity, this world famous steel suspension bridge was designed by architect John Roebling between 1867 and 1883.
www.yellowecho.com /travel/brooklyn_bridge_01.html   (301 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Brooklyn Bridge: Books: Lynn Curlee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Brooklyn Bridge: The story of the world's most famous bridge and the remarkable family that built it.
Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge's "stone towers were the most massive structures on the continent, its span was by far the longest in the world." Curlee pays tribute to the remarkable people who built this massive structure as well as the tremendous sacrifices they made.
The sweeping cityscape oil paintings of the bridge during sunset fireworks and glowing in the moonlight illustrate its majesty and pageantry.
www.amazon.com /Brooklyn-Bridge-Lynn-Curlee/dp/0689831838   (1043 words)

  
 Nathan Sawaya | The Art of the Brickā„¢ | Brooklyn Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Built in 1875, the Brooklyn Bridge spans the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
I built the bridge in two sections to make travel easier as LIU will be using the bridge for various events.
I used a fl wire to represent the myriad of cables canvassing the bridge.
www.nathanbrickartist.com /brooklyn_bridge.html   (147 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge
The view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the corner of Pearl and Dover Streets.
On the Brooklyn Bridge, with the shadow of Woolworth Building on the left.
The view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the World Trade Center Observatory.
www.wirednewyork.com /bridges/brooklyn_bridge/default.htm   (267 words)

  
 Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York, cradle of tough guys and Nobel laureates, fourth largest city in the United States, proof of the power of marginality, and homeland of America's most creative diasporic culture.
Tell love you are going to Junior's Deli on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn to pick up a cheesecake, and if love stays, it can have half.
Ask your father to stop the car on infrequent family forays down Flatbush Avenue toward the Manhattan Bridge and "the City." He won't: Junior's is for visitors from the City, crossing your path in their quest to recapture their own Brooklyns of old—no more retrievable at Junior's than, in the end, on the Internet.
www.brooklyn.net   (318 words)

  
 Fiboro Bridges - Brooklyn Bridge
The bicycle and pedestrian paths go down the center of the Brooklyn Bridge, with cyclists in the north lane (opposite of what appears in the photo) and peds on the south lane.
Particularly beware of tourists, there are usually hundreds on this bridge, posing for photographs and not particularly interested in passing cyclists or rollerbladers.
Harassment at QBB and Brooklyn Bridge, September/October 1997
www.transalt.org /bridges/brooklyn.html   (795 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Brooklyn Bridge: Video: Ken Burns,Paul Roebling,Julie Harris,Arthur Miller,Kurt Vonnegut Jr.,Richard Pini ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although parts of "Brooklyn Bridge" hint at the excellent work Ken Burns would demonstrate in later works, this particular film falters in its last twenty minutes.
The Brooklyn Bridge is many stories, but it's mainly the tale of how perseverance can make an almost impossible vision take form.
He spends the last twenty minutes focusing on what the Bridge means to various scholars, poets and citizens, and this is where the film lags.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6304048653?v=glance   (1545 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge (1981)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When this film delves into the history of and construction of the "East River Bridge" or what is now known as the Brooklyn Bridge, the film is masterfully constructed and endlessly fascinating.
Burns tries to romanticize the bridge in the present day (1981 when this film was shot), it becomes a mess, at the same time pedantic and preachy.
I would highly recommend the first half of this film to anyone interested in historical documentary filmmaking, NYC history or architectural history, but the second half could be skipped by anyone save an Oscar completist (this film was nominated for best documentary feature in 1982) or the most hard core of Mr.
us.imdb.com /Details?0082106   (318 words)

  
 brooklyn bridge
Since the release of the first illustrative Brooklyn Bridge Park Plan in 2000, several important things have happened.
First, the planning process for Brooklyn Bridge Park has been an open, public process and should continue to be.
We believe that the current proposal marks the beginning of a realistic plan that will finally mean “shovels in the ground” within two or three years for the beautiful Park that the neighborhood has long dreamed of and worked for.
www.brooklynheightsassociation.org /winter_newsletter/bridge.htm   (1087 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge in New York, NY - AOL City Guide
Proclaimed the eighth wonder of the world upon its completion in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is a soaring suspension bridge linking lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Bridge traffic is by no means limited to cars, however, with separate lanes to accommodate bikes, rollerbladers and pedestrians.
At the opening ceremonies in 1883, Emily became the first to cross the completed bridge in a carriage, bearing in her lap a live rooster as a symbol of victory.
cityguide.aol.com /newyork/entertainment/brooklyn-bridge/v-52213   (364 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge ( New York City, New York, USA )
I set my camera on the traditional f3.5/30-seconds and composed this classic view of the Brooklyn Bridge for the first exposure using a 17mm wide angle lens.
Then, I turned 120 degrees to the right, facing Eastward, where the moon was just high enough to clear the Washington Bridge.
I changed lenses to my 100-400mm zoom, and I composed the moon in size and location in my viewfinder that matched up with the position that I knew to be empty in the first exposure.
www.danheller.com /images/FAQ/Tech/Moon/img4.html   (159 words)

  
 "Brooklyn Bridge" (1991)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I didn't catch Brooklyn Bridge during its initial run on CBS; probably a good thing, since it was cancelled.
I've never lived in NY, only visited- and Brooklyn has got to be the most colorful city in the whole US.
Brooklyn Bridge represents REAL people with REAL feelings in REAL life.
imdb.com /title/tt0101055   (211 words)

  
 The Brooklyn Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bridge opened to public: May 24, 1883 at 2:00 PM Total of 150,300 people crossed opening day.
Bridge opened to vehicles: May 24, 1883 at 5:00 PM after speeches at opening ceremony.
First to Jump from Bridge: May 19, 1885 R.E. Odlum (he died from the jump)
www.inventionfactory.com /history/RHAbridg/bb.html   (196 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge Paper Model - FREE Paper Toys and Models at PaperToys.com
The Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge (built 1869-83) across the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
This was the first bridge to use steel cables.
The length of the main span is 1595 ft. (486 meters)
papertoys.com /brooklyn-bridge.htm   (590 words)

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