guess today’s a good day to walk across it, rain be damned.
“The Brooklyn (East River) Bridge, looking towards Manhattan from Fulton Ferry, in Brooklyn… Begun, 1870; completed 1883; opened, May 24, 1884. Length between terminals, 7,580 feet; river span, 1,595 feet. Cost, $21,000,000. Two cable and two trolley-car tracks, two wagon ways and a footpath. Every day 4,000 cars and 2,000 vehicles cross east and west. Average number of passengers every twenty-four hours, 300,000, making over 4,000,000,000 since opened to 1903.”