Visiting Brooklyn Bridge today?
Check the weather, no high heels, comfy walking shoes and drinking gear to make this a perfect wilderness trek over the concrete jungle and traffic – A Perfect outing around Brooklyn Bridge full of site seeing, great photos or a good combo for business in Manhattan ending the day with pleasure on your palettes in Brooklyn or vice verse.
Do not be afraid, although it is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States since its completion in 1883 after much delays from workers being infected with “caisson disease” to miscalculations about the bedrock depth to confirmations of its ability to hold the tower base.
It is a wonderful walk over Brooklyn Bridge spanning over the East River and connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn linking some popular eating places and accommodations spanning 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m).
Today it is not only a symbol of national pride but a pioneering semblance of the strength of a family when supported by the strong feminine backbones for ‘After John Augustus Robeling’s (the German immigrant who designed the bridge) debilitating condition left him unable to physically supervise the construction firsthand, his wife Emily Warren Roebling stepped in and provided the critical written link between her husband and the engineers on site.’
Richard Haw called her The ‘Silent Builder’ in his book The Brooklyn Bridge: A Cultural History.
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