View toward Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge, New York
In 1933, American poet Hart Crane published an ode to this bridge on its 50th anniversary, writing, among many other lovely things, 'Thy cables breathe the North Atlantic still.' Here in our image we’re getting a close look at those cables, as well as a surreal view of the traffic below, thanks to long-exposure photography.

A subject a little more down to Earth regards the funding of the Brooklyn Bridge project: To help offset the $15 million price tag for construction (which sounds like a bargain today), chief engineer Washington Roebling had wine cellars built under the vaulted ramps on either side of the bridge. Starting in 1876, years before the bridge was opened to the public, these cellars were rented out for decades to various liquor distributors. Cheers to a New York City landmark!
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