Brooklyn Bridge (New York, USA) - one of the oldest suspension bridges
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Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
Date of build
1869 - start of construction
May 24, 1883 - opening of the 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.
Official website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/infrastructure/brooklyn-bridge.shtml