06.-Brooklyn-Bridge-2008

Yesterday was the 130th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge on May 24th, 1883, when Emily Warren Roebling was among the first to ride in carriage across the span she helped build.  Tomorrow is the 176th birthday of her husband, Washington A. Roebling, the bridge’s Chief Engineer who supervised the construction over 13 years.  Designed by his father, John A. Roebling, “as a great work of art,” the monumental bridge continues to inspire New Yorkers and legions of visitors who enjoy his “elevated promenade” with “its beautiful views” of the “crowded commercial city.”  The Brooklyn Bridge is a “universal symbol of New York,” according to Mayor Bloomberg, and one of the most recognized bridges in the world.

 

 

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