Every time I see this bridge I gasp. The sight never gets old. They built this bridge in the time of horse and wagons. My co-worker's grandfather walked across the bridge the first day it opened as a baby in his mother's arms.
One interesting note about the Brooklyn Bridge: it stood fast while other bridges built around the same time had crumbled. Engineers credit Roebling for designing a bridge and truss system six times as strong as he thought it needed to be!