Brooklyn Bridge Opened in New York on May 24, 1883
May 24th is the day the “Brooklyn Bridge” opened in New York.
The Brooklyn Bridge, which opened on this day in 1883, is a 6,016-ft-long suspension bridge that spans the East River and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn.
This is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States and is the first suspension bridge in the world to use steel wire.
The bridge was registered as a “National Historic Landmark” in 1964 and a “Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks” in 1972.