One of the greatest engineering feats of its time, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US, and the longest bridge suspension bridge in the world.
It was also the first steel wire suspension bridge, with a span of over 1595 feet.
Designed by John Augustus Roebling, the bridge would later be managed by his son Washington Roebling, and finally, due to family tragedy and illness, by Washington's wife, Emily Warren Roebling.
The towers made of limestone, granite and cement, rise up out of the water like grand cathedrals, secured in their cabled web.
A historical landmark, cars, cyclists and pedestrians make their way over the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn enjoying the spectacular architecture, and the beautiful panoramic view.
Photos by Toni Tan