Steel in architecture: the Brooklyn Bridge


The Brooklyn Bridge, in New York City, is the oldest suspension bridge in the United States of America. It has a total lenght of 1825 meters and is one of the landmarks of New York City; this bridge is the first one in the world to use steel-wired for its suspension structure, and, in 1883, at its opening, was the longest bridges of its type in the world. Today the bridge carries three traffic lanes on each direction and a pedestrian/biker lane situated at an upper level.

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