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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Did you know that the Brooklyn Bridge main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903?

Did you know that the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States?


Did you know that the Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883?
Did you know that the Brooklyn Bridge connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River?
Did you know that the Brooklyn Bridge main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903?
Did you know that the Brooklyn Bridge was the first steel-wire suspension bridge?

Did you know that The Brooklyn Bridge was initially designed by German immigrant John Augustus Roebling, who had previously designed and constructed shorter suspension bridges, such as Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, Waco Suspension Bridge in Waco, Texas, and the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio?

Did you know while conducting surveys for the bridge project, Roebling sustained a crush injury to his foot when a ferry pinned it against a piling?

Did you know that Roebling had to have his crushed toe amputated?

Did you know that he later developed a tetanus infection which left him incapacitated and soon resulted in his death?

Did you know that his 32-year-old son Washington Roebling in charge of the project?[10]

Did you know that Washington Roebling also suffered a paralyzing injury as a result of decompression sickness shortly after the beginning of construction on January 3, 1870?[11]

 Did you know that decompression sickness is also called "caisson disease"?


Did you know that the Brooklyn Bridge was completed  in thirteen years?

Did you know that the Brooklyn Bridge was opened for use on May 24, 1883?

Did you know that Chester A. Arthur was President when the bridge was completed?

Did you know that Brooklyn bridge's main span over the East River is 1,595 feet 6 inches (486.3 m)?

Did you know that the bridge cost $15.5 million to build and approximately 27 people died during its construction?[20]






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