Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is the first and greatest of the East River Bridges, connecting lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. The main suspension span extends 1,596 feet and the total length of the bridge with approaches is 6,016 feet. The bridge was designed by John Robeling and opened to the public on January 3, 1870. Originally configured for two rail lines and four lanes of vehicular traffic on a single level with a elevated central walkway, the bridge was reconfigured numerous times, with a 1944-1954 reconstruction that removed the rail tracks to permit six lanes of auto traffic.

Brooklyn Bridge
10/26/2007 04:59 PM
Brooklyn Bridge
Night view from Brooklyn Heights
1/25/2008 06:49 PM
Night view from Brooklyn Heights
View from the South
3/14/2005 03:12 PM
View from the South
Tower closeup
3/14/2005 03:13 PM
Tower closeup
View from the Southwest
3/14/2005 03:14 PM
View from the Southwest
View from the Northwest
3/14/2005 04:56 PM
View from the Northwest
West tower
3/14/2005 03:14 PM
West tower
West approach
3/14/2005 03:16 PM
West approach
West approach
3/14/2005 03:17 PM
West approach
West approach
3/14/2005 03:18 PM
West approach
View from the West
3/14/2005 03:18 PM
View from the West
Under the West approach
3/14/2005 03:19 PM
Under the West approach
View from the West
3/14/2005 03:29 PM
View from the West
Roadway
3/14/2005 03:35 PM
Roadway
Pedestrian walkway
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Pedestrian walkway
Lamp
3/14/2005 03:36 PM
Lamp
Pedestrian walkway
3/14/2005 03:37 PM
Pedestrian walkway
Your humble photographer
3/14/2005 03:37 PM
Your humble photographer
West tower and cables
3/14/2005 03:39 PM
West tower and cables
Cable closeup
3/14/2005 03:38 PM
Cable closeup
Commemorative plaque
3/14/2005 03:40 PM
Commemorative plaque
West tower
3/14/2005 03:40 PM
West tower
Manhattan Bridge viewed from the Brooklyn Bridge
3/14/2005 03:41 PM
Manhattan Bridge viewed from the Brooklyn Bridge
Trusses and cables
3/14/2005 03:41 PM
Trusses and cables
Trusses and cables
3/14/2005 03:42 PM
Trusses and cables
West tower
3/14/2005 03:42 PM
West tower
Pedestrian walkway
3/14/2005 03:42 PM
Pedestrian walkway
Playground by the west approach
10/26/2007 04:56 PM
Playground by the west approach
Playground by the west approach
9/14/2007 04:09 PM
Playground by the west approach
Playground by the west approach
9/14/2007 04:09 PM
Playground by the west approach
Welcome to Manhattan, indeed!
3/14/2005 03:46 PM
Welcome to Manhattan, indeed!
Corrosion under a Manhattan on-ramp
8/22/2008 04:18 PM
Corrosion under a Manhattan on-ramp
Old lamp and bricked-in arch under Manhattan approach
8/22/2008 04:18 PM
Old lamp and bricked-in arch under Manhattan approach
Corrosion under a Manhattan on-ramp
8/22/2008 04:18 PM
Corrosion under a Manhattan on-ramp
Deck of Manhattan abutment
8/22/2008 04:23 PM
Deck of Manhattan abutment
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
8/22/2008 04:25 PM
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Summer crowd on pedestrian walkway west of the Manhattan tower
8/22/2008 04:26 PM
Summer crowd on pedestrian walkway west of the Manhattan tower
Pedestrian walkway to Manhattan tower
8/22/2008 04:26 PM
Pedestrian walkway to Manhattan tower
Looking up one of the cables to the Manhattan tower
8/22/2008 04:28 PM
Looking up one of the cables to the Manhattan tower
Suspender from one of the four main cables
8/22/2008 04:28 PM
Suspender from one of the four main cables
Lattice of suspender cables and stays
8/22/2008 04:28 PM
Lattice of suspender cables and stays
Lattice of suspender cables and stays
8/22/2008 04:29 PM
Lattice of suspender cables and stays
Lattice of suspender cables and stays
8/22/2008 04:30 PM
Lattice of suspender cables and stays
1875 date marker on the Manhattan tower
8/22/2008 04:30 PM
1875 date marker on the Manhattan tower
Truss over south roadway between Manhattan and Brooklyn towers
8/22/2008 04:33 PM
Truss over south roadway between Manhattan and Brooklyn towers
Brooklyn tower
8/22/2008 04:38 PM
Brooklyn tower
Cable pedestrian barriers west of the Brooklyn tower
8/22/2008 04:39 PM
Cable pedestrian barriers west of the Brooklyn tower
Truss over north roadway between Manhattan and Brooklyn towers
8/22/2008 04:41 PM
Truss over north roadway between Manhattan and Brooklyn towers
Memorial plaque to Emily Warren Roebling on Brooklyn tower
8/22/2008 04:42 PM
Memorial plaque to Emily Warren Roebling on Brooklyn tower
Truss over south roadway on Brooklyn side span
8/22/2008 04:42 PM
Truss over south roadway on Brooklyn side span
Welcome to Brooklyn
8/22/2008 04:56 PM
Welcome to Brooklyn
Large Covered Wagon (2004) by Tom Otterness
8/22/2008 04:58 PM
Large Covered Wagon (2004) by Tom Otterness
Large Covered Wagon (2004) by Tom Otterness
8/22/2008 04:58 PM
Large Covered Wagon (2004) by Tom Otterness
Large Covered Wagon (2004) by Tom Otterness
8/22/2008 04:58 PM
Large Covered Wagon (2004) by Tom Otterness
Large Covered Wagon (2004) by Tom Otterness
8/22/2008 04:59 PM
Large Covered Wagon (2004) by Tom Otterness
Large Covered Wagon (2004) by Tom Otterness
8/22/2008 04:59 PM
Large Covered Wagon (2004) by Tom Otterness
Washington, John and Emily Roebling (1983) by Keith Godard
8/22/2008 05:03 PM
Washington, John and Emily Roebling (1983) by Keith Godard
Washington, John and Emily Roebling (1983) by Keith Godard
8/22/2008 05:03 PM
Washington, John and Emily Roebling (1983) by Keith Godard
Anchorage Plaza
8/22/2008 05:04 PM
Anchorage Plaza
Brooklyn anchorage and Anchorage Plaza
8/22/2008 05:06 PM
Brooklyn anchorage and Anchorage Plaza
Brooklyn Tower viewed from the southeast
8/22/2008 05:08 PM
Brooklyn Tower viewed from the southeast
Wedding couple taking photo in front of bridge
8/22/2008 05:11 PM
Wedding couple taking photo in front of bridge
Wedding couple taking photo in front of bridge
8/22/2008 05:11 PM
Wedding couple taking photo in front of bridge
Maintenance carriage under the Brooklyn side span
8/22/2008 05:17 PM
Maintenance carriage under the Brooklyn side span