The history of the Brooklyn bridge is one of the greatest buildings of America.
The Brooklyn bridge is one of the most famous bridges of America, whose length is almost two kilometers long while the bridge is hanging. Is a bridge across the Strait called the East river and connects Manhattan with Brooklyn in new York. This is the first bridge in the world, in construction of which were used steel rods, as well as at the time of its completion it was the longest bridge in the world. The bridge is of granite, cement and limestone. Initially, Brooklyn bridge was called the Bridge of Brooklyn and new York, and only in 1915 he received the title, which is to this day.
The bridge is divided into three parts along, it can pedestrians walk and drive cars. Cars go by two side bands, while the pedestrian lane is in the middle and strongly raised above the surface of the bridge. Also on the middle part of the bridge can ride bikes.
The bridge is located in the National Historic landmark of the USA since 1965. Not so long ago – in 2008 – the bridge celebrated its 125th anniversary. This is one of the most popular places for ordinary and Cycling all residents of the city of new York. A lot of attention to the bridge pay Hollywood films, through which he is considered one of the unofficial symbols of the city.
Engineers set out to connect Brooklyn and Manhattan back in the XIX century. Then conducted a lot of research, but unfortunately,none of them gave a positive result. Initially the development was a proposal to build an underground tunnel, but later it was rejected because of very high cost of the project at that time.
At the end of the XIX century by the famous American engineer John Roebling (who, incidentally, has already worked on the design and construction of suspension bridges) was advised to use iron instead of steel, which is known to be much more durable. The project, John Roebling confirmed to work almost immediately. Already in 1870, in early January, the construction of the bridge began. Unfortunately, John Roebling died during the construction of the bridge accident, and so his wife, Emily Roebling, continued the project management. Thus, it is believed that the Brooklyn bridge is almost the brainchild of the family of Roblingen.
Construction lasted 13 years and was completed in 1883, may 24. On the bridge inscribed with several names: Washington Roebling, Emily Roebling, and, of course, John Roebling – the creators of the bridge. This bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the United States. Two towers in neo-Gothic style connected the three bays on the bridge. The length of the main nave amounted to 486 meters. Construction has cost more than $ 15 million, a colossal at the time, the money.
The opening of the bridge was visited by such famous persons like U.S. President Chester Arthur and new York mayor Franklin Edson. That day specifically was for weekends only in new York: every citizen could come to see the new bridge.