Thursday, 1 December 2011

Brooklyn bridge and Manhattan bridge, New York City

NYC Brooklyn Bridge
I went for a walk on Brooklyn bridge on a very sunny, but windy morning and the sky was sooo incredibly blue! I was happy to see on my right (coming from Manhattan) first the Financial District followed by the famous Statue of Liberty (present from France, as I have just learned recently). On my left I had the Manhattan bridge (plus Empire State building).
The Brooklyn Bridge is a huge masterpiece with some rust and a lot of metal&grids...Did you know that this bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United states. It was  finished in 1883 and is designed by the German immigrant John Roebling? With a pan of 463 m, it was the longest suspension bridge for 20 years, till 1903...

The bridge was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972. since its opening its an icon of the city and worth visiting...Btw watch out for all the motivated joggers, cuious tourists and stressed bikers while you take your shots, as the walking paths are very narrow!

Seen on NYC Brooklyn Bridge 
Seen on NYC Brooklyn Bridge

3 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos from these bridges. Great capture !

Filip Demuinck said...

Did you take the thrid picture from Brooklyn?

Jana said...

@Filip: all pics are taken from the bridge...on the thirs (and second) I used my zoom:-)