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Brooklyn Bridge Restoration Crew, 1914

Brooklyn Bridge Restoration Crew, 1914

This is a remarkable shot of the Brooklyn Bridge restoration crew in 1914. If ever a photograph were pregnant with meaning, it is this one. The picture is almost a visual Koan — which can be examined again and again from many perspectives. I have added it to The Address Of Happiness portfolio.

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the   East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

The Brooklyn Bridge was initially designed by German immigrant John Augustus Roebling, who had previously designed and constructed shorter suspension bridges in Texas, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

I could not find any detail on the photographer or any additional information about organizing the crew to obtain such an incredible photograph.

I found the optimism and perseverance of the quote, Hold onto the good from Thessalonians to be particularly fitting for the times and so I added it here.