Happy 134th Birthday Brooklyn Bridge! Here's a Look Back Through the Years

Sunset Over Brooklyn Bridge, 2015
Sunset Over Brooklyn Bridge, 2015

Opened to the public on May 24th, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge turns 134 years old today, so it's a great time to share a roundup of some of the best photographs from past Viewing NYC articles, showing the bridge over the years. Enjoy!

East River and Brooklyn Bridge, 1900
East River and Brooklyn Bridge, 1900
Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Terminal, 1903
Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Terminal, 1903
Brooklyn Bridge and Chapin Steamboat, 1905
Brooklyn Bridge and Chapin Steamboat, 1905
Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Terminal, 1905
Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Terminal, 1905
Dapper men and elegant women crossing Brooklyn Bridge, 1910
Dapper men and elegant women crossing Brooklyn Bridge, 1910
Brooklyn Bridge Painters, 1914
Brooklyn Bridge Painters, 1914
Manhattan skyline at night under Brooklyn Bridge, 1928
Manhattan skyline at night under Brooklyn Bridge, 1928
Photo: SNCA
Brooklyn Bridge, 1946
Brooklyn Bridge, 1946
Photo: Brett Weston
Hidden Bunker in the Brooklyn Bridge
Hidden Bunker in the Brooklyn Bridge
Man gazing off Brooklyn Bridge, 1950
Man gazing off Brooklyn Bridge, 1950
Photo: Paul Himmel
Vintage Photograph of Ironworkers Fixing a Snapped Cable Up High on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1981
Vintage Photograph of Ironworkers Fixing a Snapped Cable Up High on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1981
Sunset Over Brooklyn Bridge, 2015
Sunset Over Brooklyn Bridge, 2015

Up next, check out this video showing the Brooklyn Bridge against New York City's changing skyline.

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Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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