Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Brooklyn Bridge Turns 125 Years Old

A very belated post about the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. From Time Magazine:

"It was so singular a marvel, so ambitious a feat, that its opening drew the president and a crowd of thousands. A leading national magazine said it stood poised to become 'our most durable monument.'

Some 125 years later, the Brooklyn Bridge remains a powerful symbol of engineering might and imagination, and
a revered fixture in the landscape of the nation's largest city. And it can still draw a crowd. Thousands of people are expected at the bridge's 125th birthday blowout Thursday, with fireworks, a Navy flyover, a colorful new lighting scheme and the debut of a tribute song scheduled to honor the storied span."

Click here for more pictures of the celebration.

Photo by Spencer Platt


Anonymous said...

Dang... 125 years. New York sure is amazing. Good luck on the rest of your project too.

ehanson said...

Yep, one of the oldest bridges.

The first time I walked over the bridge it was a bit scary truthfully because the walkway is wooden and you can see the river through the spaces. Though, it was engineered to stand the test of time.

Thanks for stopping by.