01. 06. 2016.

Brooklyn Bridge, New York



The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 486.3 m and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed.
Interesting by-fact! Cable-stayed bridges date back to 1595, where designs were found in Machinae Novae, a book by Croatian inventor Fausto Veranzio.
From my visit to NY last autumn, where I was more impressed by this bridge than anything else.

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