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Brooklyn Bridge, a marvel of engineering and a project ahead of its time

Brooklyn Bridge, a marvel of engineering and a project ahead of its time

Opened on May 24, 1883 and spanning over a mile long, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York was the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time. A feat of pioneering 19th-century engineering, it took 14-years to build, involved 600 workers and cost $15 million – roughly equivalent to $3.5 billion today (2015).