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Throwback Thursday: Water Under the Bridge, Danger Under the Water

This blog post was written by Dan Antonellis in honor of Brooklyn Bridge Opening Day, which was Wednesday! After 14 years of construction, the Brooklyn Bridge opened to traffic on May 24, 1883, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn for the first time in history. 1,678 more words


Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge

Today, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City turns 134 years old.  The bridge opened in 1883 and connects Brooklyn and Manhattan.

I have no desire to walk or drive over any bridge anywhere except one.  102 more words

Bridge News

May 24, 1626: For Two Guilders More, We'll Throw in Queens

In what is often called the greatest real estate deal ever, Peter Minuit bought Manhattan from native Americans on May 24, 1626, for goods valued at 60 guilders. 302 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Double Your Money – Part Nineteen

George C Parker (1860 – 1936)

I do like a good scam – obviously only if I am not the victim. Those who live in or have visited the Big Apple will know that the Brooklyn Bridge which spans the East River linking Manhattan with (ahem) Brooklyn is one of the iconic images of the city that never sleeps. 547 more words


#Day21- Be A Tourist


The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he comes to see.” -Gilbert K. Chesterson

I love to travel and to learn about different parts of the world but what I have noticed lately is that I haven’t actually taken any time to see what’s in my own back yard.

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Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge

If you’re from Sydney and ever ventured up to the Central Coast, you’ve probably gone over the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge AKA Mooney Mooney Bridge AKA Brooklyn Bridge.  522 more words