September 21, 2017

Today in History: Roebling & the Brooklyn Bridge

The wonderful East-River suspension bridge connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn
Today in History–June 12–the Library of Congress features civil engineer John A. Roebling, born on this day in 1806. Roebling’s last and greatest achievement was completing the Brooklyn bridge in 1883. The bridge spans New York’s East River nearly 1,600 feet to connect Manhattan with Brooklyn. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to the Brooklyn Bridge, suspension bridges and other types of bridges.

Brooklyn Bridge plan

Brooklyn Bridge image set

Brooklyn Bridge films

Timeline & select newspaper articles: Brooklyn Bridge

American life history discussing Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge sheet music

Brooklyn Bridge Day legislation

George Washington Bridge (New York) image set

Today in History: Williamsburg Bridge

New York City primary source collections

Suspension bridges primary source set

Suspension bridges image set

Bridges primary source set

Bridges image set

Today in History: Golden Gate Bridge

Featured Source: Indian Timothy Memorial Bridge guided primary source analysis activities

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