It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the world. It connects Brooklyn with Manhattan, runs over the East River, and was completed in 1883.
During the construction yards, 27 people lost their lives.
Roebling paid for the construction of the bridge with his life. While taking measurements for the construction of the bridge, a ferry crushed his foot, which led to the introduction of an infection. Roebling contracted tetanus and died in July 1869.
In 1883 it was called the "New York and Brooklyn Bridge" because Brooklyn was not part of New York until 1898. The name "Brooklyn Bridge" was given in 1915.
When the truth came out it was too late to replace the defective ropes, so the builders significantly increased the required amount of ropes for the bridge to function.
Emily was a bridge builder who took over after her husband fell ill during construction work.
On May 30, 1883, a woman raised the alarm that the bridge was collapsing. The panicked crowd began to abandon the structure in a panic, leading to the tragedy.