Brooklyn Bridge (New York, USA) - one of the oldest suspension bridges
Where is located Brooklyn Bridge?
Address of Brooklyn Bridge is Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
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When was built Brooklyn Bridge?
Built date of Brooklyn Bridge is 1869 - start of construction
May 24, 1883 - opening of the bridge
Facts, informations and history of Brooklyn Bridge
The bridge was opened for pedestrians on May 24, 1883 at 2.00, and for cars at 5.00. On the same day over 150 300 people crossed the bridge, each paid 1 cent. However, it was calculated that in 1992 over 100,000 cars passed through the bridge. Currently, over 14,000 cars pass by the bridge over the bridge.
The length of the main span over the water is 486 meters, it connects two pylons growing 84 meters above the water. Two side spans connecting the pylons with the shore are 284.5 meters long.
Four nearly 1 100 meter supporting cables are 40 centimeters in diameter and consist of a bundle of 19 cables each containing 278 wires.
Depth of foundations under water on the Brooklyn side - 13.5 meters, on the Manhattan side - 24 meters.
The bridge is located 41 meters above the water, is about 25 meters wide and the total weight is 14 680 tonnes.
Architect of Brooklyn Bridge
Building Brooklyn Bridge is of type Suspension bridge
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Architectural style of Brooklyn Bridge is Gothic
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Other dimensions, parameters and frequently asked questions
How many meters have Brooklyn Bridge?
Brooklyn Bridge have length 1834 meters
What material is the building made of?
Brooklyn Bridge is made of the following materials: Steel, stone, granite
Build cost of Brooklyn Bridge is 18 million dollars
The building is also known by other common names or in the original language, i.e. Brooklyn Bridge
The official website of the building, where up-to-date information can be found, is http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/infrastructure/brooklyn-bridge.shtml