The Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883 to connect the City of New York with the City of Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed, and the longest suspension bridge in the world for several years.
In this photograph from the Detroit Publishing Company and the Library of Congress, check out the old Manhattan entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge as it appeared in 1905.
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