Brooklyn Bridge, one of New York’s most iconic structures, was designed by John Roebling. The construction of the bridge started in 1870 and was completed in 1883. The bridge towers of the Brooklyn Bridge, the widest suspension bridge in the world, were also the tallest structures in America that year.
Brooklyn Bridge is of great importance for New York. The bridge is not just a transport link connecting the two banks of the East River. The completion of the bridge changed the approach to the use of steel all over the world and revolutionized suspension bridge construction. Brooklyn Bridge has a great share in New York’s importance today.
Brooklyn Bridge went down in history as the first bridge to use steel. Prior to Roebling, no architect and engineer had realized the potential that steel can bring to bridges. In this context, Roebling has revolutionized the construction world. Before Roebling, many architects questioned the structural strength of steel. However, seeing a massive structure like the Brooklyn Bridge standing out led to the widespread use of steel around the world.
Architect: John Roebling