Friday, August 17, 2012

Weekly Email - 8-17-12 - Brooklyn Bridge


























There has always been something captivating about the look of the Brooklyn Bridge.  I think the design is great with the cable patterns as they rise to support the structure.

The bridge is very crowded this time of year with hundreds of tourists wandering the span and ducking bike riders whizzing by.  There is also a lot of construction going on but some of the aluminum paneling added a design element to the images.
 

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects Manhattan to Brooklyn spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

The towers are built of limestone, granite, and Rosendale cement The granite blocks were quarried and shaped on Vinalhaven Island, Maine and delivered from Maine to New York by schooner













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