Brooklyn Bridge

  • photo of Brooklyn Bridge
  • photo of Brooklyn Bridge
  • photo of Brooklyn Bridge
  • photo of Brooklyn Bridge
  • photo of Brooklyn Bridge
LocationNew York, USA
CrossesEast River
Statusin use
Open1883
ArchitectJohn Augustus Roebling
FunctionRoad bridge
ÅDT 2010123640 kjøretøyer
DesignSuspension bridge
Length1 825 m
Clearance below41 m
Longest span486 m
Width26 m
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Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York. The bridge open in 1883 after 14 years of construction, many died during the construction of the bridge, including the bridge engineer John Augustus Roebling. Brooklyn Bridge is one of the first modern suspension bridges and the first bridge with the use of steel cables in construction. Brooklyn Bridge is 1825 meters long and the main span is 486 meters. The bridge was the largest suspension bridge until 1903. Brooklyn Bridge is a famous landmark in New York and one of the most famous bridges in the world.