Building The Brooklyn Bridge (1869 to 1883) with author Jeffrey Richman
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About the Event
The New York Landmarks Conservancy, in partnership with the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York, cordially invite you to a special series of lectures in October.
Author Jeffrey I. Richman will describe in engaging detail how the Brooklyn Bridge was built and explains the function of each of its complex parts, from the anchorages and elegant towers to the massive cables, and the challenges each presented. In a talk based on his new published book, Building the Brooklyn Bridge, he will tell the story of how a structure of unprecedented size and technology was built over the East River, connecting, for the first time, the then independent cities of Brooklyn and New York, two of the most populous cities in America. This awe-inspiring bridge-built between 1869 and 1883 during an age of technological innovation-was not only a modern engineering feat of extraordinary imagination, fortitude, and skill, it also was a towering beacon of human triumph.
Advance registration is required.