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Brooklyn Bridge

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in New York City, United States.

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The bridge is a world-renowned landmark and cultural icon, architect Roebling invented the wire cable and was an accomplished bridge builder. Design was based on a similar bridge he’d already built in Cincinnati, over the Ohio River. The bridge holds spectacular views, and its guests often strike a bond with the famous bridge. The buttressed towers are granite and set in a gothic style, supporting both vehicle and pedestrian levels. The road level is hung on two-inch steel suspenders from two pairs of cables, the catenaries. Each cable is made up of over 5,000 galvanized steel wires (the total length of wire used is over 14,000 miles). Each of the four cables is capable of sustaining a live load of 12,000 tons.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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