Still Photogenic After All These Years, the Brooklyn Bridge Turns 134 (Photos)


It’s hard to imagine Brooklyn without its namesake bridge, but 134 years ago the Brooklyn Bridge was a sparkling new engineering wonder. Opened to the public on May 24, 1883 — after 14 years of construction — the bridge united Brooklyn and Manhattan and quickly became an iconic part of the waterfront skyline.

Brooklyn Bridge is now a must-see for tourists, a heavily used pedestrian pathway and, of course, one of the most photographed symbols of the borough.

In celebration of the anniversary, we’ve looked through our @brownstoner Instagram feed for the 10 most popular Brooklyn Bridge images we’ve ever posted.

10. Sunny Days

9. Misty Walk

Beautiful bridge, no matter the weather. by @me.and.wanderlust ・・・ #brooklyn #brooklynbridge #rainydays

8. Brooklyn Streetscape

7. Packed Walkway

6. Amber Hued

5. Foggy Ride

4. Under the Umbrella

3. Singin’ in the Rain

2. Meditating

1. Soaring Sight

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