Happy Birthday to the Brooklyn Bridge!


On May 24, 1883 — that is 125 years ago today — the Brooklyn Bridge opened, connecting Brooklyn with Manhattan.

The iconic landmark, one of America's first suspension bridges, represents the beginning of modern New York. The bridge took 13 years to build and cost $15 million.

New York is celebrating the engineering marvel with lectures, dances, performances, a film series, and guided tours. Check out some pictures from the celebrations thus far. Have you ever walked across the Brooklyn Bridge?

Celebrations for the grand opening of the bridge, May 24, 1883.

The Brooklyn Philharmonic performs under the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday.

Happy Birthday!

New York, New York. So good you gotta say it twice.

New York hosted a fireworks display.

The 6,000 foot landmark will be lit every night through May 26.

One of the US's oldest suspension bridges spanning the East River between the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan

New York hosted a fireworks display.

Heading to Manhattan!

Definitely iconic. Happy Birthday!!

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