New York City – a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, next stop: Manhattan. This world famous steel suspension bridge was designed by architect John Roebling between 1867 and 1883. The Brooklyn Bridge is a monument to man’s ingenuity and creativity. On completion, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. On the Manhattan side, you can get some great views of this majestic bridge from the top of Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport.

Brooklyn Bridge

The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge is detailed in the 1972 book The Great Bridge by David McCullough and in the first PBS documentary film ever made by Ken Burns, Brooklyn Bridge (1980). Burns drew heavily on McCullough’s book for the film and used him as narrator.

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