May 24 1883 – Brooklyn Bridge Opens to Traffic

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May 24 1883 – Brooklyn Bridge Opens to TrafficRate this post On May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges of the U.S., was opened to the public. The bridge connects the Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs of New York City and stretches over 1,595.5 feet across the East River. The Brooklyn Bridge was the world’s longest suspension bridge since its inauguration in 1883 till about 1903. It also holds the distinction of being the world’s first steel-wire suspension bridge. Apart from being an iconic structure representing New York City (NYC), the bridge is currently a National Historic Landmark of the US (since 1964) and a National […]