Brooklyn Bridge sunset, New York City – October 2006
The beautiful neo-Gothic Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan with Brooklyn and upon its completion in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. A week after it opened to the public, a rumour that it was going to collapse started a stampede in which twelve people were crushed to death. A year later, to put paid to these rumours (and, presumably, to promote his circus), PT Barnum had his star attraction Jumbo lead a parade of 21 elephants across the Brooklyn Bridge to prove its strength. Today, it is one of New York City’s best-loved landmarks and no trip to the city is complete without a walk across the bridge at sunset.
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