Those Were the Days

The Brooklyn Bridge, seen through the Manhattan Bridge, August 2016

The Brooklyn Bridge, seen through the Manhattan Bridge, August 2016

When men were men, women were women, and bridges were bridges. These structures were very innovative and exciting examples of design when they were built, as they still are today. Most importantly, they were part of a forward-looking attitude to infrastructure, still functioning effectively more than a century after they were first opened. The Statue of Liberty can just be seen in silhouette, on the horizon, below the span of the Brooklyn Bridge. Click on the photograph for an instant view of a larger and more detailed image.

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