Lacking an idea for a subject, (sharing every week or two is my usual routine,) I arbitrarily looked into my archives for today’s date and ultimately came across the following – on March 27th, 1995.
This post contains eight photos.
Short on time? just scroll down and click on the images….and as usual, comments are always welcome.
From the Brooklyn side, looking back at the Woolworth Building on the left, once the tallest building in NYC.
My career had me working “on the road” that day at the NY Post Production plant in Manhattan, then located just north of the bridge. After, I took advantage of the beautiful day and walked across the iconic structure.
From this vantage among the web like cables, the Twin Towers stand to the left, doomed to fall 6 1/2 years later on 9/11/11
On my Canon Rebel (film) SLR, I used a polarizing filter to bring up the contrast a bit, as these intricate patterns were awesome against the clear blue skies.
There are four primary cables stretched over the two towers. I love the simple but obviously adequate design of the drop cable’s attachments, shown here.
Just imagine the forces (weight) sustained by these components!
In this close up view of a load cable and crossing “stabilizing” cable, the Manhattan Bridge is seen beyond, completed in 1909, 25 years after the Brooklyn Bridge.
With the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in the background, various “working lines” of the Brooklyn Bridge steadfastly remain taut after 104 years at the time of this photo – 129 years today.
Opened to the public in 1913, the Woolworth Building stands about 3 times taller, seen here with one of the bridge’s lampposts in the foreground.
After completing this walk, I explored the City Hall Building just off the Manhattan side of the bridge, finding easy access to the rotunda on top with its awesome view of lower Manhattan.
Thanks as usual for viewing. M 🙂