This “In the Background” picture is from Wolf, one of my good friends who shot this in Brooklyn, NY. You can see the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. It is a bridge that I crossed many times coming from Philadelphia into Brooklyn. You can see downtown Manhattan in the background. If you look at the Wiki page, you can see how it looks during the day or where the World Trade Center used to stand (which is the picture I had hanging up on my wall).
Wolf is a young and upcoming photographer in New York City. You never see him without his camera. His shots are incredible. For more of his work, check his Facebook page. Follow me as I will feature many of his shots in upcoming posts.
Live and Learn Saturday: The Brooklyn Bridge
Construction: The Brooklyn Bridge construction started in 1869. It took 14 years to complete.
Carries: Motor vehicles (cars only), pedestrians and bicycles. It used to carry elevated trains until 1944, streetcars until 1950.
Crosses: East River
Designer: John Augustus Roebling, an German immigrant was the first. After his death from a crush injury with subsequent tetanus infection, his son Washington Roebling took over the project. Incapacited himself due to illness, his wife continue with the supervision and construction.
Design: Suspension/Cable-stay Hybrid
Total length: 5,989 feet (1825 m)
Width: 85 feet (26m)
Heigth: 1,595 feet 6 inches
Opened: May 24, 1883. 130 years ago.
Toll: Free both ways.
Facts from Wiki.
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