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Brooklyn Bridge

  • Type: Bridge
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Activity Category: On Foot
  • Sight Category: Structure

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Brooklyn Bridge


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1869/07/22 John Augustus Roebling Died John Roebling dies from complications sustained from an injury while he was surveying the Brooklyn Tower Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge
1870/01/03 John Augustus Roebling Engineer Construction begins on John Roebling's bridge Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge
1883/00/00 Cornell Iron Works Manufacturer Circular stairs and ironwork manufactured by J B and J M Cornell are installed during construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge
1883/05/24 Grover Cleveland Presider Brooklyn Bridge opens
1883/05/24 Chester Alan Arthur Presider Brooklyn Bridge opens
1883/05/24 Washington A Roebling Engineer Brooklyn Bridge opens
1884/05/17 P T Barnum Promoter P T Barnum leads Dumbo and 20 other elephants across the Brooklyn Bridge to demonstrate its structural integrity

Data »

Particulars for Brooklyn Bridge:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Structure type Bridge
Area of Significance Engineering
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Road-related
Sight Category Structure
Bridge Type Suspension Bridge

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Brooklyn Bridge
Registry Address: Across the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan
Registry Number: 66000523
Resource Type: Structure
Owner: Local
Architect: Roebling,John A.; Roebling,Washington A.
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Wire cable suspension bridge
Area in Acres: 20
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Engineering
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1869, 1883
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Road-related
Current Function: Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Road-related

Creative Works »

Breakfast at Tiffany's (book) Mezzobula Truman Capote then moseyed across the Brooklyn Bridge, and on the bridge, as we watched seaward-moving ships pass....
On the Town Film Stanley Donen "On the Town" is set and was filmed on the Brooklyn Bridge

Activities »

Activity Category On Foot
On Foot Type Walk

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