The Brooklyn Bridge Turns 140 Years Old
"This bridge represents something," Mayor Eric Adams said Wednesday as he opened new public space on its Manhattan side. The Brooklyn Bridge turned 140 years old Wednesday marks the anniversary of its opening. Mayor Eric Adams and other officials officially marked the anniversary with a ceremony that looked back on its past and forward to its future. The Arches, a new public space under the Brooklyn Bridge's Manhattan span, will bring back skateboarding to the spot after a decade. The bridge was designed by John A. Roebling and took 14 years to finish and connect the then-separate cities of New York and Brooklyn.
Published : 6 days ago by Matt Troutman in Politics
New York City leaders Wednesday officially marked the anniversary of the bridge's opening during a ceremony that looked back on its past and forward to its future. "This bridge means something," said Mayor Eric Adams.
Adams and other officials cut the ribbon on a new public space — "The Arches" — under the Brooklyn Bridge's Manhattan span in Chinatown that will bring back skateboarding to the spot after a decade. The Arches is only the latest addition to space near the Brooklyn Bridge since construction began in 1869.
The massive suspension bridge designed by John A. Roebling took 14 years to finish and connect the then-separate cities of New York and Brooklyn. After the Brooklyn Bridge opened May 24, 1883, it became a defining — and iconic — part of New York's landscape.