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AYMINY (A Yorkshire Man In New York) is a series of shots I took on a short visit to New York.

This is my My 17th post and one of a number of shots taken on the Brooklyn bridge (on the pedestrian walkway which is above the road - hence the view).
This particular one I view as an 'establishing shot' perhaps with too much detail for some, but I like the complexity...

I am also posting shots of New York on my TrekLens site.

The following has been taken from the net.

The following is based on a chronology compiled by Barbara Head Millstein, for the brooklyn bridge exhibition, 1983.

1802 A petition to the State Legislature proposes constructing a bridge.

1857 A bill is proposed to the New York Legislature to build a suspension bridge over the East River to Brooklyn.

1865 John A. Roebling and Wilhelm Hildenbrand draw plans.

1866 A bill is passed by the New York State Legislature for construction.



April, 1867 The New York Bridge Company is incorporated.

May, 1867 The New York Bridge Company makes John A. Roebling engineer.

1869 President Ulysses S. Grant signs a bill approving the plan.

July, 1869 John A. Roebling 66, dies in an accident making observations to determine the exact location of the Brooklyn tower. His son, Washington Roebling, succeeds him.

January, 1870 Work begins.

May, 1871 The New York caisson is launched. Although the Brooklyn foundation hit bedrock at 44 feet, the foundation on the Manhattan end rests on sand at 78 feet.

1872 Roebling is stricken by caisson disease, becoming an invalid. He supervises the building of the Bridge from his bedroom, his wife instructing the Bridge engineers.

1874 The Brooklyn Bridge is made public, repaying the subscribers with interest.

May, 1875 The Brooklyn tower is completed.

July, 1875 The New York tower is completed.

1877 A temporary footbridge between the towers is built.

1887 Scandal over the supply of faulty wire

May 24, 1883 The Brooklyn Bridge is opened.

During its construction twenty-seven men died,including its designer, John A. Roebling.

Further information can also be obtained using this link.

http://www.nycroads.com/crossings/brooklyn/

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