Brooklyn Bridge

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Photo 1: Protestors marching on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York carrying coffins in memory of those killed by excessive police force and discrimination including Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice.

Photo 2: Protestors angry over decision not to indict police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown walk down the street with arms interlocked as they approach police barricade on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.

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January 3, 1870: Construction Begins on the Brooklyn Bridge

On this day in 1870, construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge. It took thirteen years to build and opened for use on May 24, 1883. Ken Burns’s 1981 film Brooklyn Bridge chronicled the progression of the New York-Brooklyn Bridge, which was the premier engineering feat of its time, and puts its construction in greater historical context.

Explore Ken Burns’s Brooklyn Bridge timeline to learn more about this engineering marvel.

Photo: Lithograph, Bird’s-Eye View of the Great New York and Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Display of Fire Works on Opening Night, circa 1883.