Repairing The Bridge

Repairing The Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge in New York opened in 1883.

Originally called the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and the East River Bridge, it was later dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge and at the time of opening it was the worlds longest suspension bridge. It was also the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed.

The bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, spanning the East River, and has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m). Most people probably don’t think about the constant work ongoing to keep the Brooklyn Bridge a safe place for people to walk and drive over.

Something as simple as changing a lightbulb is a major task involving several workmen and a cherry picker to reach the lamp fittings to enable the bulb change.

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