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Memorable Quotes about the Brooklyn Bridge

  Everyone should walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. I did it three days in a row because it was one of the most exhilarating experiences I’ve ever had. The view is breathtaking. –Sean William Scott He fell in love with Manhattan’s skyline, like a first-time brothel guest falling for a seasoned professional. He mused over…

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Seven Clever and Funny Quotes About the Brooklyn Bridge

  I once started out to walk around the world but ended up in Brooklyn, that Bridge was too much for me. – Lawrence Ferlinghetti When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, “She’s more beautiful…

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The Brooklyn Bridge and Currier and Ives

English: Chromolithograph of the Brooklyn Bridge in the City of New York, New York, United States, by Currier and Ives. Original caption: The great East River suspension bridge. Connecting the cities of New York and Brooklyn. View from Brooklyn, looking west. The Bridge crosses the river by a single span of 1,595 feet suspended by…

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The Brooklyn Bridge and Hart Crane

Stephen Bayley, in “The Brooklyn Bridge — an engineering masterpiece and symbol of unity,” observed that “Hart Crane’s 1930 poem ‘The Bridge’, an ecstatic hymn to all things pontine with atmospheric photographs by his friend, Walker Evans. This was a year after the opening of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and techno-romanticism was dans le…

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Why the Brooklyn Bridge Still Stands—Part 2 The Engineering Fact

John Augustus Roebling called steel the “METAL OF THE FUTURE” and was the first to use galvanized steel in bridge construction a year after its commercial introduction in the United States. The Roeblings practiced what they preached. They BUILT STRONG BRIDGES, using generous amounts of the STRONGEST and BEST MATERIALS to ADD STRENGTH and STABILITY…

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Why the Brooklyn Bridge Still Stands—Part 1 The Roebling Family of Engineer

John August Roebling, a Prussian immigrant, had studied both engineering and philosophy.  He emigrated to America to become a bridge builder.  When he began his bridge-building career in the USA, from the very beginning he always built his bridges always to be as strong as possible.  None of the bridges he ever built fell down. …

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The Official Name of the Brooklyn Bridge

Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge, a name from an earlier January 25, 1867, letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and formally so named by the city government in 1915 when it took over direct operation…

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The Brooklyn Bridge as a Cinematic Star

The Brooklyn Bridge has been a favorite film location for countless movies. The Brooklyn Bridge IS New York City. More than the Statue of Liberty, which we have to share with those guys over in New Jersey; more than the Empire State Building, which we have to share with the rest of America; more than…

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The Brooklyn Bridge and Star Trek

The Brooklyn Bridge has appeared in time travel stories as a timeless wonder. “The City on the Edge of Forever” is the twenty-eighth and penultimate episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. The episode had several writers contribute to the finished product including: Harlan Ellison, Steven W. Carabatsos,…

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The Jews and the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge was designed by an architectural firm owned by John Augustus Roebling who, though a Lutheran, was descended from Sephardic Jews who had migrated to Germany from Spain. Soon after the bridge opened, Jews began an annual tradition of walking across it on Rosh Hashanah to recite Tashlich; also exhibited with this column is…

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