The Brooklyn Bridge

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This gorgeous, gorgeous postcard came from Becky (via Postcrossing). This card definitely goes on my list of “top 3 cards with the best inscriptions on the back”. I admit that sometimes I don’t even read the writing on the back (so terrible of me, I know). But every once in a while, there comes a card that really puts a smile on my face and that is but one example. Thank you, Becky! 🙂

So, the Brooklyn Bridge… It is a bridge in New York City and 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.  Since its opening, it has become an icon of New York City, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.

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