Thursday, September 23, 2010

27. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

Because of financing, concerns over the water way, and the Civil War it took a decade to complete the construction of the Roebling Suspension Bridge. The bridge was designed by John A. Roebling and was the prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge uprights are constructed of limestone and sandstone with steel trusses and a metal grated driving surface. The suspension bridge is definitely the crown jewel of the city.

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