Brooklyn Bridge ... Spans
New York City's East River.
is an awe-inspiring structure, when you stroll under its massive cables and Romanesque
walked it late
on an unseasonally chilly, windy and gray
the pedestrian way, it was bumper-to-bumper traffic with noisy automobiles, taxis,
and trucks, hurrying away from the city, after work.
add to the chaos, traffic was snarled with two stalled vehicles, one at each on
ramp to the bridge. But New York's finest quickly cleared the cars out of the
way and allowed traffic to resume its mad pace.
t he walkway was bustling with foot traffic - runners and walkers and bicycle
riders - who didn't really want to slow down for pedestrians, who strayed into
you glimpsed backward, you got a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline, looming
behind the west end of the bridge.
Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the East River from Brooklyn
to Manhattan Island. It was was the first bridge to use steel for cable.
by John Augustus Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge was constructed between 1869 and
1883, under the pressures of immense engineering complexities.