Brooklyn Bridge Facts

Brooklyn Bridge Facts

Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the United States. Here are some facts about Brooklyn Bridge:

  • The total construction time of Brooklyn Bridge was 14 years
  • Brooklyn Bridge cost approximately $15 million to complete which is roughly equivalent to $3.5 billion today
  • It was completed in 1883
  • Brooklyn Bridge is 486.3 metres long
  • During the bridges construction 20 people died while building the Brooklyn Bridge
  • In order to show how stable the Brooklyn Bridge was, showman P.T. Barnum marched 21 elephants across the Brooklyn Bridge in 1884
  • Each tower of Brooklyn Bridge weighs 81646627 kg’s

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