Friday, May 23, 2008

125 years old and still standing tall

By the time my ancestors arrived in Manhattan in the early 20th-century, it had already been in use for over twenty years. The Brooklyn Bridge had connected the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan in 1883 and had become a landmark in the process - an American icon. It was dubbed the "eighth wonder of the world" because of its incredible length and stately towers.

I enjoyed the birthday celebration for the Brooklyn Bridge over at The Virtual Dime Museum and thought you might also. Happy reading and Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge!

Vintage postcard of the Brooklyn Bridge courtesy of
Penny Postcards from New York.

See the History Channel's This Day in History for more on the story of the Brooklyn Bridge.

1 comment:

  1. That is a wonderful postcard! And many thanks for the link.


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