I finally had a chance to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, something that I had wanted to do ever since I moved here over a year ago.
When it was completed in 1883, it was the largest suspension bridge and the first to be made of steel.
A woman, Emily Warren Roebling, oversaw the completion of the construction, after her father-in-law, John Roebling–the original designer of the bridge–died and then her husband, Washington Roebling, who took over as chief engineer, could not continue his father’s work after becoming partly paralyzed due to decompression sickness, which he acquired while working on the bridge.
The view of the Manhattan Bridge from the Brooklyn side.
The view from the bridge is amazing! You can see Governor’s Island and the Statue of Liberty from the bridge.