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The bridge's two towers were built by floating two caissons, giant upside-down boxes made of southern yellow pine, in the span of the East River, and then beginning to build the stone towers on top of them until they sank to the bottom of the river.Compressed air was pumped into the caissons, and workers entered the space to dig the sediment, until the caissons sank to the bedrock.Enjoy vicious HD Porn Videos with hot curvy models!
The architectural style is neo-Gothic, with characteristic pointed arches above the passageways through the stone towers.
The paint scheme of the bridge is "Brooklyn Bridge Tan" and "Silver", although it has been argued that the original paint was "Rawlins Red".
The whole weight of the bridge still sits upon a 15-foot thickness of southern yellow pine wood under the sediment.
Roebling's debilitating condition left him unable to physically supervise the construction firsthand.
At the time it opened, and for several years, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world—50% longer than any previously built—and it has become a treasured landmark.
Since the 1980s, it has been floodlit at night to highlight its architectural features.
It was originally called the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and 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 The bridge was built with numerous passageways and compartments in its anchorages.
New York City rented out the large vaults under the bridge's Manhattan anchorage in order to fund the bridge.
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Opened in 1876, the vaults were used to store wine, as they were always at 60 °F (16 °C).