A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge by Mary J. Shapiro

By Mary J. Shapiro

Profusely illustrated account of the best engineering fulfillment of the nineteenth century. infrequent modern pictures and engravings, observed via large, distinctive captions, remember building, human drama, politics, even more. 167 black-and-white illustrations.

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44. Cross section of the Brooklyn caisson, 1870. A feature published two months later included this cross section of the entire caisson showing workmen climbing in and out of the air locks, the men above working the derricks which have already laid eight courses of stone for the towers. One can see how tightly the riverbed fits around the caisson, sealing off all water. The level of water in the water shafts was gauged to seal in the compressed air effectively without flooding the interior of the caisson.

Five cradles were also hoisted into position. They were 100' long and 5' wide. The operation of building the footbridge and installing the cradles was a hazardous one, watched by great crowds on both sides of the river. " Washington Roebling watched too, through a highpowered telescope mounted in the window of his home on Columbia Heights. Roebling had returned from Trenton in the fall of 1876 to see, for the first time, the completed towers that held aloft the first wire ropes strung between them.

New York tower, September 1873. 1873 had been a difficult year for the Bridge Com- Trinity 42 pany: not only had it been assailed by scandals and investigation New York was refusing to pay its share for the construction of the bridge. As Mayor Havemeyer of New York inbut the City of genuously explained: "There was some reason for the CincinnatiCovington Bridge because it opened up immense tracts of land. " It seemed to him that one of the objects of the Brooklyn Bridge was to make the lots around Prospect Park more valuable.

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