New York Roads - Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge


The bridge is so old, Brooklyn was still its own city. Before they merged, New York and Brooklyn were two of the three largest cities in the country. Also notice at the bottom the famous name of John Roebling, suspension bridge pioneer, and his less famous son Washington who completed the job after his father's death. (John died as a direct result of being injured on the job at this very bridge.)

Brooklyn Bridge from the roadway

From the pedestrian walkway



The original trolley tracks were removed in this reconstruction effort, and a roadway lane was added in each direction. Between this work and the approach ramps, the decade following World War II covered most of the changes that have ever been made to the bridge.

Brooklyn Bridge on Steve Anderson's nycroads.com
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