peeks at the world through my lens

Brooklyn Bridge – New York

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Brooklyn – 2015

 The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge which connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River. Completed in 1883, it is one of the oldest of either type bridge in the United States.When the Brooklyn Bridge first opened, it cost a penny to cross by foot, 5 cents for a horse and rider and 10 cents for a horse and wagon. Farm animals were allowed at a price of 5 cents per cow and 2 cents per sheep or hog. It is now free for all beasts and vehicles to cross.

 

 

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2 responses

  1. FKlisch

    Great pic, and interesting historical summary, but good luck if you’re expecting a free ride when you try to lead a flock of sheep or hogs across.

    September 16, 2016 at 11:33 pm

  2. Kathy

    Super photo and such an interesting story. 🙂

    September 18, 2016 at 12:40 am

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