‘A Brief History of the Brooklyn Bridge’ Webinar
Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was hailed as “the eighth wonder of the world.” It’s time to explore the amazing history of the bridge’s construction, and the heroic — and sometimes tragic — stories of the men and women who made it possible.
Join New York Adventure Club as we uncover the incredible stories of the Brooklyn Bridge throughout its 13-year journey, from a moonshot idea on paper to achievement of being the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.
Led by a collections expert from the New-York Historical Society, our digital experience of this engineering feat will include:
- What commuting was like to and from Manhattan before the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge
- The origin story of the bridge’s construction, which would eventually help lead to the consolidation of New York in 1898
- Why the project was handed off from lead designer John Augustus Roebling to his son, and then later his wife
- A look at how old world engineering know-how and modern industrial innovation came together to complete the project
- Historic paintings and photographs of the Brooklyn Bridge during and after construction
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with the collections expert — any and all questions about the Brooklyn Bridge are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.
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