Connecting New York
Built from 1870 to 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge connection between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Designed by John Augustus Roebling in Trenton, New Jersey, at the time of its completion it was the longest suspension bridge in the world (50% longer than any other) and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Originally designed for the use of horse-drawn carriages, trolleys and a promenade, the uses have now changed to a pedestrian walkway and six lanes of traffic. The Brooklyn Bridge is considered one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in the world, and its neo-Gothic arches have become a staple to New York City.