President Chester A. Arthur participated in the opening ceremonies for the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Brooklyn bridge was made around 1869 to 1883.
The Brooklyn Bridge cost $15.1 million to build, $3.8 million of which was to purchase land for approaches and the remainder going toward construction. This was more than twice the original cost estimate of $7 million.
Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge in an 1867 letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and formally so named by the city government in 1915.
About 140,000 people, cars, cyclists, and pedestrains travel across the Brooklyn bridge every day