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Brooklyn Bridge, Spanning East River between Park Row, Manhatten an, New York, New York County, NY



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B&W Photos

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Long Distance View Looking Ne Up The East River

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View Looking E From Top Of World Trade Tower

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View Looking E From Top Of World Trade Tower With World Trade Tower Parapet In Foreground

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View Looking Nw Towards Manhattan

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View Looking N Towards Manhattan

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View Looking W Towards Manhattan

HB909356
View Looking Sw Towards Lower Manhattan

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View Looking Sw With Manhattan Bridge In Foreground

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View Looking S Towards Brooklyn Heights

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View Looking S With Manhattan Tower In Right Foreground

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View Looking E With Towards Brooklyn

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View Looking Se Down Length Of Bridge Towards Brooklyn

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View Looking E From Manhattan Shore With Manhattan Bridge In Background

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View Looking Se From Manhattan Shore At Twilight

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View Looking N From Robert Moses Promenade In Brooklyn Heights

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View Looking Nw From Warehouse Rooftop On Water Street In Brooklyn

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Long Distance View Looking Nw Towards Manhattan Showing Access Ramps To Bridge

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View Looking Nw Towards Manhattan Showing Approach Road In Foreground

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View Looking W From Brooklyn Shore With Ferry Boat In River

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View Looking W From Brooklyn Shore

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View Looking W From Brooklyn Shore With Pier Pilings In Left Foreground

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Night View Looking Nw Showing Bridge Lighted

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View Looking N With Former Brooklyn Ferry Slip In Foreground

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View Looking Ne At Brooklyn Tower Showing Approach Span

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Close-in View Looking Ne At Brooklyn Tower

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Base Of Brooklyn Tower

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View Looking Ne At Brooklyn Tower From Rooftop Of Watchtower Building In Brooklyn

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View Looking Ne At Brooklyn Tower Framed By Watchtower Building And Underside Of Pedestrain Bridge

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View Of Brooklyn Tower Emerging Behind 19th Century Commercial Buildings On The Corner Of Front Street And Camden Plaza

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Aerial View Looking Se At Brooklyn Tower And The Intersection Of Water Street And Camden Plaza

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Aerial View Looking Sw At Top Of Brooklyn Tower

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Aerial View Looking E At Top Of Brooklyn Tower

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Aerial View Looking Se At Top Of Brooklyn Tower

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Aerial View Looking Down At Top Of Brooklyn Tower, Jet Lowe, Photographer, 1982.

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Aerial View Directly Above Brooklyn Tower

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View Looking E At Manhattan Tower With Manhattan Bridge In Background

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Aerial View Looking Down At Manhattan Tower

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View From Top Of Brooklyn Tower Showing Man Walking Up Main Cable, Stay Cables Radiating From Top Of Tower And Tower Cornice

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View From Top Of Brooklyn Tower Looking Sw At Tower Cornice, Main Cable And Stay Cables

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View Inside Brooklyn Tower Looking At Cast-iron Saddles For Two Center Cables

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View Inside Brooklyn Tower Looking At Two Center Cables Extending Out Of Masonry Openings

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View From Top Of Brooklyn Tower Looking Nw Showing Main Cables And Suspendors With Lower Manhattan In The Background

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View From Top Of Brooklyn Tower Looking Se Towards Brooklyn Showing Approach Span Suspension System And Approach Roads

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View From Promenade Looking E At Main Cable And Light Standard

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Detail View Of Connection Between Suspender And Main Cable

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View Looking Nw Towards Lower Manhattan Showing Suspension System And Superstructure

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View Looking Ne Showing End Of Deck Superstructure Truss

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View Below Promenade At Mid-span Looking Nw At Main Cable And Deck Superstructure

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View At Mid-span Showing Connection Between Main Cable And Deck Superstructure

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View At Center Of Bridge Showing Connection Between Main Cable And Deck Superstructure

HB909400
View Below Deck Superstructure Of Manhattan Side Span Showing Connection Between Main Center Cable And Deck Superstructure

HB909401
View At Face Of Brooklyn Anchorage Abutment Looking Up At Underside Of Deck Superstructure Showing Diagonal Cables Supporting Deck

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View Looking Nw Showing Underside Of Deck Of Brooklyn Side Span

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Angled View Looking Up At Brooklyn Tower Showing Juncture Of Deck Superstructure With The Tower And Diagonal Cables

HB909404
Detail View Of Underside Of Deck Showing Connection Between Diagonal Cable And Superstructure

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View Below Deck Of Manhattan Side Span Showing Ramps To East Side Expressway

HB909406
Long Distance View Looking E At Brooklyn Side Span, Anchorage And Approach

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View Looking E At Brooklyn Anchorage And Approach

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Night View Looking W At Brooklyn Side Span And Anchorage

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Ground Level View Looking E At Brooklyn Anchorage Abutment

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Detail, Side View Looking At Juncture Between Brooklyn Anchorage Abutment And Deck Truss

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Ground Level, Angled View Looking Se At Brooklyn Anchorage And Side Span Superstructure

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Ground Level View Looking N At Brooklyn Approach

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Detail View Looking Nw At Masonry Approach Arches On The Brooklyn Side

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Detail View Inside Manhattan Anchorage Of Splayed Cable Strands

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Detail View Inside Manhattan Anchorage Showing Connection Between Cable And Anchorage Eyebars

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View Looking At Pedestrain Walkway On Brooklyn Side Leading To Promenade

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View Looking Towards Manhattan Of Steps Up To Promenade With Brooklyn Tower In Background

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View Towards Manhattan Looking Over Edge Of Steps Down Length Of Promenade With Brooklyn Tower In Background

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View From Promenade Looking Nw Towards Manhattan Up One Of The Center Main Cables With Brooklyn Tower In Background

HB909420
View From Promenade Looking Towards Manhattan Showing Cables And Diagonal Stays Radiating Down From Brooklyn Tower

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View Looking Se Down Pedestrian Walking Away From Bridge Towards Brooklyn

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View Looking Se Down Promenade Towards Brooklyn With Brooklyn Tower And Bicyclist In Background


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-18
Building/structure dates: 1869 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1953 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000523
Significance: At the time of its opening on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the longest spanning bridge in the world. It represents the culmination of nearly a lifetime's experience designing and building suspension structures and incorporates the pinnacle of development of design features conceived by John A. Roebling during this period. The Roebling system of suspension bridge construction became the standard for suspension bridges throughout the world. These features included the anchoring system composed of a cast-iron plate buried under masonry to which anchorage chain eyebar links were attached and rose in the curve of a quadrant, the upper ends to which were pinned the looped ends of wire cables; the method of constructing the cables where individual parallel wires were "air spun," consolidated, and wrapped with wire into a solid, cylindrical mass; the diagonal stay cables, radiating from the tower tops down to the deck, a secondary structural feature that gave partial support to the deck and also stabilized the superstructure and cable system against vertical movement in severe winds. The cables were also innovative because it was the first time that steel-wire (galvinized to protect against corrosion) was used in a bridge, and the second time that rolled-steel structural sections were used in a bridge superstructure.

Subjects
Suspension Bridges


Related Names
Roebling, John A.
Roebling, Washington A.
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Sharpe, David, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Long distance view looking NE up the East River. Jack Boucher, photographer, 1978.
2. View looking E from top of World Trade Tower. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
3. View looking E from top of World Trade Tower with World Trade Tower parapet in foreground. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
4. View looking NW towards Manhattan. Jack Boucher, photographer, 1978.
5. View looking N towards Manhattan. Jack Boucher, photographer, 1978.
6. View looking W towards Manhattan. Jack Boucher, photographer, 1978.
7. View looking SW towards lower Manhattan. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
8. View looking SW with Manhattan Bridge in foreground. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
9. View looking S towards Brooklyn Heights. Jack Boucher, photographer, 1978.
10. View looking S with Manhattan tower in right foreground. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
11. View looking E with towards Brooklyn. Jack Boucher, photographer, 1978.
12. View looking SE down length of bridge towards Brooklyn. Jack Boucher,
13. View looking E from Manhattan shore with Manhattan Bridge in background. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1979.
14. View looking SE from Manhattan shore at twilight. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
15. View looking N from Robert Moses Promenade in Brooklyn Heights. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
16. View looking NW from warehouse rooftop on Water Street in Brooklyn. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
17. Long distance view looking NW towards Manhattan showing access ramps to bridge. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
18. View looking NW towards Manhattan showing approach road in foreground. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
19. View looking W from Brooklyn shore with ferry boat in river. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
20. View looking W from Brooklyn shore. David Sharpe, photographer, 1974.
21. View looking W from Brooklyn shore with pier pilings in left foreground. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
22. Night view looking NW showing bridge lighted. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
23. View looking N with former Brooklyn ferry slip in foreground. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
24. View looking NE at Brooklyn Tower showing approach span. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
25. Close-in view looking NE at Brooklyn Tower. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
26. Base of Brooklyn Tower. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
27. View looking NE at Brooklyn Tower from rooftop of Watchtower Building in Brooklyn. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
28. View looking NE at Brooklyn Tower framed by Watchtower Building and underside of pedestrain bridge. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
29. View of Brooklyn Tower emerging behind 19th century commercial buildings on the corner of Front Street and Camden Plaza. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
30. Aerial view looking SE at Brooklyn Tower and the intersection of Water Street and Camden Plaza. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
31. Aerial view looking SW at top of Brooklyn Tower. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
32. Aerial view looking E at top of Brooklyn Tower. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
33. Aerial view looking SE at top of Brooklyn Tower. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
34. Aerial view looking down at top of Brooklyn Tower, Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
35. Aerial view directly above Brooklyn Tower. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
36. View looking E at Manhattan Tower with Manhattan Bridge in background. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
37. Aerial view looking down at Manhattan Tower. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
38. View from top of Brooklyn Tower showing man walking up main cable, stay cables radiating from top of tower and tower cornice. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
39. View from top of Brooklyn Tower looking SW at tower cornice, main cable and stay cables. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
40. View inside Brooklyn Tower looking at cast-iron saddles for two center cables. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
41. View inside Brooklyn Tower looking at two center cables extending out of masonry openings. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1983.
42. View from top of Brooklyn Tower looking NW showing main cables and suspendors with lower Manhattan in the background. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
43. View from top of Brooklyn Tower looking SE towards Brooklyn showing approach span suspension system and approach roads. Jet Lowe, photograher, 1982.
44. View from Promenade looking E at main cable and light standard. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
45. Detail view of connection between suspender and main cable. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
46. View looking NW towards lower Manhattan showing suspension system and superstructure. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
47. View looking NE showing end of deck superstructure truss. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
48. View below Promenade at mid-span looking NW at main cable and deck superstructure. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
49. View at mid-span showing connection between main cable and deck superstructure. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
50. View at center of bridge showing connection between main cable and deck superstructure. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
51. View below deck superstructure of Manhattan side span showing connection between main center cable and deck superstructure. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
52. View at face of Brooklyn anchorage abutment looking up at underside of deck superstructure showing diagonal cables supporting deck. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
53. View looking NW showing underside of deck of Brooklyn side span. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
54. Angled view looking up at Brooklyn Tower showing juncture of deck superstructure with the tower and diagonal cables. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
55. Detail view of underside of deck showing connection between diagonal cable and superstructure. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
56. View below deck of Manhattan side span showing ramps to East Side Expressway. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
57. Long distance view looking E at Brooklyn side span, anchorage and approach. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
58. View looking E at Brooklyn anchorage and approach. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
59. Night view looking W at Brooklyn side span and anchorage. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
60. Ground level view looking E at Brooklyn anchorage abutment. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
61. Detail, side view looking at juncture between Brooklyn anchorage abutment and deck truss. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
62. Ground level, angled view looking SE at Brooklyn anchorage and side span superstructure. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
63. Ground level view looking N at Brooklyn approach. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
64. Detail view looking NW at masonry approach arches on the Brooklyn side. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
65. Detail view inside Manhattan anchorage of splayed cable strands. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
66. Detail view inside Manhattan anchorage showing connection between cable and anchorage eyebars. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
67. View looking at pedestrain walkway on Brooklyn side leading to Promenade. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
68. View looking towards Manhattan of steps up to Promenade with Brooklyn Tower in background. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982
69. View towards Manhattan looking over edge of steps down length of Promenade with Brooklyn Tower in background. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
70. View from Promenade looking NW towards Manhattan up one of the center main cables with Brooklyn Tower in background. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
71. View from Promenade looking towards Manhattan showing cables and diagonal stays radiating down from Brooklyn Tower. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1979.
72. View looking SE down pedestrian walking away from bridge towards Brooklyn. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
73. View looking SE down Promenade towards Brooklyn with Brooklyn Tower and bicyclist in background. Jet Lowe, photographer, 1982.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE, MANHATTAN TOWER VIEW LOOKING WEST
BROOKLYN BRIDGE, SHOWING APPROACH AND EXIT RAMPS LOOKING WEST
MANHATTAN TOWER LOOKING WEST
MANHATTAN TOWER LOOKING NORTHWEST
VIEW LOOKING WEST, BROOKLYN IN FOREGROUND, MANHATTAN IN BACKGROUND


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