Crossing the City to Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Bridge is one old bridge. It was completed on May 24, 1883. it took 81 years for the bridge to get completed. The whole process started in 1802 when the State Lesgislature considered a bill to build a bridge over the East River. In 1866 the actual construction bill finally passed. Amazing that it took 64 years from consideration of a bill till the bill was passed. Construction finally began for the bridge in January of 1870. After construction ended and opened for the public, the bridge reached a span of 1595 feet.
So the next time you cross over the bridge take a look at it for it is one of the oldest bridges in NYC.