Brooklyn Bridge steel cables wires black and white New York City
Location: New York City. U.S.
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The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world. This iconic landmark is a must view for anyone visiting Manhattan. It connects Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River. I highly recommend crossing the bridge on foot at sunset. It takes about 30 minutes (1.8 km / 1.1 miles) and you will enjoy an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline from the bridge and from the Brooklyn shore.

Completed in 1883, it was the first steel-wire suspension bridge. In a suspension bridge, the traffic-carrying deck is supported by a series of wire ropes that hang from massive cables draped between tall towers. The two Gothic arches of the Brooklyn Bridge are each 83 m high, one is in Brooklyn and the other in Manhattan. There hold four suspension cables, each 40 cm (15.75 inches) in diameter and 1 km (3500 feet) long, containing 5434 wires each, for a total length of 5656 km (3515 miles) of wire per cable.



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