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English: Chromolithograph of the Brooklyn Bridge in the City of New York, New York, United States, by Currier and Ives. Original caption:

The great East River suspension bridge.

Connecting the cities of New York and Brooklyn. View from Brooklyn, looking west.

The Bridge crosses the river by a single span of 1,595 feet suspended by four cables, 15½ inches in diameter, each composed of 5,434 parallel steel wires. Strength of each cable, 12,000 tons. Length of each land span, 930 feet. New York approach, 1,562½ feet. Brooklyn approach, 971 feet. Total length of Bridge and approaches, 5,988 feet 6 inches. Height of Towers, 278 feet. Height of Roadway above high water, at towers, 119 feet 3 inches, at centre of span, 135 feet. Width of Bridge, 85 feet, with tracks for cars, roadway for carriages, and walks for foot passengers. The Bridge is lighted at night by the United States Illuminating Co. with 35 Electric Lights of 2,000 candle power each.

Construction commenced, January, 1870. Completed, May, 1883. Estimated total cost, $15,000,000.

Français : Chromolithographie montrant le Pont de Brooklyn à New York, aux États-Unis, par Currier and Ives. Traduction de la légende originale :

Le grand pont suspendu sur l'East River.

Relie les villes de New York et Brooklyn. Vue depuis Brooklyn, vers l'ouest.

Le Pont traverse le fleuve d'une seule travée de 1 595 pieds [486,16 m] suspendue par quatre câbles de 15½ pouces [39,37 cm] de diamètre, chacun composé de 5 434 fils d'acier parallèles. Résistance de chaque câble : 12 000 tonnes. Longueur de chaque travée d'accès : 930 pieds [283,46 m]. Voie d'accès côté New York : 1 562½ pieds [476,25 m]. Voie d'accès côté Brooklyn : 971 pieds [295,96 m]. Longueur totale du Pont et des voies d'accès : 5 988 pieds 6 pouces [1 825,29 m]. Hauteur des Tours : 278 pieds [84,73 m]. Hauteur de la Chaussée au-dessus des hautes eaux : au niveau des tours, 119 pieds 3 pouces [36,35 m], au centre de la travée, 135 pieds [41,15 m]. Largeur du Pont : 85 pieds [25,91 m], voies pour les wagons, chaussées pour les voitures, et allées pour les piétons comprises. Le Pont est éclairé la nuit par la United States Illuminating Co. avec 35 Lampes Électriques de 2 000 bougies chacune.

Construction commencée en janvier 1870. Terminée en mai 1883. Estimation du coût total : 15 000 000 $.

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Currier and Ives    wikidata:Q1144898
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