Happy Belated Birthday

The Brooklyn Bridge turned 133 years old yesterday.

“Babylon had her hanging gardens, Egypt her pyramid, Athens her Acropolis, Rome her Athenaeum; so Brooklyn has her bridge,” read a sign in a Brooklyn shop window on the day of the Brooklyn Bridge’s opening to the public on on May 24, 1883

The link has some great old photos and even a video (well, film) from Thomas Edison in 1899. This picture has always been a classic:


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