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        Images of 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. 

        An Arch of the 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 Bridge Viewed from the Pedestrian Walkway | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image of the Brooklyn Bridge as viewed from the pedestrian 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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        Aerial View of the Bridge | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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        The Suspension Cables of the Bridge | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        An image of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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        A Tugboat Goes Under the Bridge | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        A tugboat goes under the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

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        Lewis Mumford | Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

        Image of architectural critic Lewis Mumford, who wrote that the Brooklyn Bridge "is still perhaps not only the most satisfactory object of Nineteenth Century engineering in America, but one of the best that can be shown anywhere." ("The American Mercury," Aug. 1931, p. 447).

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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 A. Roebling (1806-1869), the German-born civil engineer who designed the Brooklyn Bridge. After Roebling's death, his son Washington Roebling oversaw the completion of the project. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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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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