Brooklyn Bridge Overview, Oldest Suspension Bridge – USA

If you have some knowledge about Manhattan bridges then you only must have know about the Brooklyn Bridge. Although it constitutes an old overpass, but it still looks great and cool and good to visit. It provides a wonderful view of New York city. It was built between 1869 and 1883, connect Manhattan and New York’s most populous borough, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn-Bridge NY

This brown overpass includes one of the most famous and magnificent landmark in New York. After the time of its construction, it was the longest suspension overpass and has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service and a New York Landmark by the Landmark Preservation commission.

So why not visit it while having trip in New York? Not only another attraction there, Brooklyn is also visited by many visitor around over the world. Mostly like capturing their self with the beautiful view of the city. The driving force behind the whole project , John Robling, was a German immigrant who had worked for the Prussian government as a connecting and road builder. He launched an idea of building a overpass across the East River after he had taken a ferry across the river after ended up stuck in the ice. Until now, the Brooklyn Bridge ranks as one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century. The spans of the overpasses between the large tower measure 1595.5 ft (486 meter).

The most noticeable feature of the overpass are on the two towers which linked many cables. The towers with large gothic arches reach of height of 276 ft. There is an elevated pedestrian footpath which not only gives visitor a opportunity to across the river without bothering by the traffic, but also offers a great view of the overpass’s tower as well as downtown Manhattan skyline. Because of this, a million of visitor attract and come every year.