The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. When it was built, this bridge was the largest suspension bridge in the world and the first steel-wire suspension bridge of the world. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the very important parts of the skyline of New York. The bridge was originally named as New York and Brooklyn Bridge but was rechristened later. The bridge is made from limestone, granite and Rosendale cement and the architectural style is Gothic.
The construction of the bridge started in January 3, 1870 and took thirteen years to complete. May 24, 1883 was the day when the bridge was opened to the general public. The design of the bridge was made by the architect John Augustus Roebling.
Roebling started the construction of the bridge but met with an accident and fell prey to tetanus and died. It was then his son, Washington who took it up but he too fell ill and suffered from Decompression Sickness due to working under compressed circumstances. It was then his wife who took on the responsibility and she was the first person to walk on the bridge when it was opened. The bridge has six lanes for motor vehicles and a separate walkway along the centreline for the pedestrians and bicycles.