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Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the largest suspension bridge and the first to be constructed of steel. Engineer John A. Roebling concieved of a bridge spanning the East River while ice-bound on a ferry to Brooklyn. The bridge took 16 years to build, required 600 workers and claimed over 20 lives, including Roebling's. Most died of caisson disease (known as "bends") after coming up from the underwater excavation chambers. When finished, tre bridge linket Mangattan and Brooklyn, then two separate cities.

Address: Spanning the East River.
Directions: Take the subway A, C High St. - Brooklyn Bridge or 4,5,6 Brooklyn Bridge.
Phone: (212) NEW-YORK
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/infrastructure/brooklyn-bridge.shtml

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  • Written Jan 11, 2005
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