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The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, and a New York City Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed. It was originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge, but it was later dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge, a name coming from an earlier January 25, 1867, letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and formally so named by the city government in 1915.
There's no #snowday for NYC DOT crews. Throughout today's storm our crews have been assisting the New York City Department of Sanitation with snow removal. We've been clearing snow from pedestrian walkways and de-icing overpass sidewalks, keeping East River bridges clear for all users, and plowing and shoveling our municipal parking facilities. The #SIFerry will run on a modified two-boat schedule for the evening rush. Check the Staten Island Ferry FB page for details. Please travel with caution & use mass transit whenever possible. [Image description: two bobcat machines brush snow from the pedestrian/#bikenyc path across the Brooklyn Bridge]
Our crews were out clearing snow 🌨️ from the Bridge throughout yesterday and last night.
Today is #InternationalWomensDay!