Brooklyn Bridge - 1970s


View looking to Manhattan with former Brooklyn ferry slip in foreground. Brooklyn Bridge, Spanning East River between Park Row, Manhattan and Sands Street, Brooklyn, New York County, NY. Photograph taken about the 1970s. Source: Photo from Survey HAER NY-18, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883 and became one of the most photographed bridges in the world. Proposals for a bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan began in the early 19th century. In February 1867, the New York State Senate passed a bill that allowed the construction of a suspension bridge. The old trolley tracks closed in March 1950 to allow for the widening of the bridge.


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