“How Many Dawns, Chill From His Rippling Rest”

bklyn-bridge

On this day in 1870, construction on the Brooklyn Bridge began. When completed and opened in 1883, it was by far the largest structure in the New York City skyline. Three years later, that distinction would go to the Statue of Liberty in 1886. (dd) Photo: Library of CongressStatue of Liberty National Monument

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