by Diana
Jun 12, 2017

Yesterday was the birthday of John Augustus Roebling, who designed the Brooklyn Bridge. In honor of that occasion, here is a selection of images of the bridge from our collections. Search our historic photographs here for more images of the bridge through the years.

front page of the Brooklyn Eagle on opening day of the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883
Front page of the Brooklyn Eagle on the Brooklyn Bridge's opening day, May 24, 1883.
Construction on the Brooklyn Bridge, c. 1880 by Julius Wilcox
Julius Wilcox, c. 1880
Brooklyn Bridge at night, 1892 by Julius Wilcox
Julius Wilcox, 1892
Workman on cables, Brooklyn Bridge c.1920s
c. 1920s
Trolley car on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1938
From the Brooklyn Eagle, 1938
Brooklyn Bridge by Steve Gera, 1947
Steve Gera, 1947.
Inspecting the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Eagle 1951
From the Brooklyn Eagle, 1951
Brooklyn Bridge by Irving Herzberg c. 1950s
Irving Herzberg, 1950s




Love these photos! I recently wrote a mystery short story about the bridge, which will be published in an anthology (Where Crime Never Sleeps: Murder New York Style 4) this summer. I wish I'd had these in front of me for inspiration while I was writing it.

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