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        The Brooklyn Bridge | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        Explore images of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, the architect John Roebling, and the suspension cables that carry some of the bridge's weight. The Brooklyn Bridge was the largest bridge of its time when it opened in 1883. Designed by architects John and Washington Roebling, it took 14 years to complete. More than 600 workers, many of them immigrants, worked on the bridge's construction, and dozens lost their lives. The bridge has become a symbol of New York City, inspiring writers, artists, and musicians for more than 100 years. 

        The Brooklyn Bridge | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image from the perspective of looking up at one of the bridge's arches.

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        The Brooklyn Bridge | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image of the Brooklyn Bridge as viewed from the pedestrial walkway.

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        The Brooklyn Bridge and the World Trade Center | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image of the Brooklyn Bridge with the World Trade Center in the background.

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        The Brooklyn Bridge | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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        The Brooklyn Bridge | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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        The Brooklyn Bridge | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        A board goes under the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

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        Lewis Mumford | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image of Lewis Mumford.

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        Brooklyn Bridge From Above | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image of the Brookyln Briddge.

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        John Roebling | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image of John Roebling, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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        Suspension Cables | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image of the Brooklyn Bridge's suspension cables.

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        Aerial View of the Brooklyn Bridge | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An aerial view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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