May 24, 1883 | Brooklyn Bridge Opens – The New York Times

On May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn with Manhattan, was opened to traffic with a celebration attended by dignitaries and Emily Roebling, the wife of the bridge’s main engineer, Washington Roebling.
— Read on learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/may-24-1883-brooklyn-bridge-opens/

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