Soaking Up an NYC Masterpiece, One Step at a Time in Brooklyn, NY
Awe-inspiring at any time of day, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the world’s oldest suspension bridges and one of New York’s most magnificent works of art. Prior to its conception, the bridge was envisioned as a “grand flying leap from shore to shore,” and no trip to New York should be without a traverse by foot—across the same wooden boardwalk as that trod by U.S. Presidents, hordes of transit strike commuters, 9/11 survivors, and even a parade of 21 elephants (commissioned by PT Barnum in 1884 as proof of the bridge’s safety). While on the bridge, envision what life was like for workers inside the shadowy caissons, once described as "a realizing sense of Dante's inferno,” and pay respects to John Roebling, the bridge designer who envisioned this engineering marvel—but who died before the project broke ground.
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