130 years ago today, the Brooklyn Bridge opened to the public.
The Brooklyn Bridge was the first Ken Burns documentary to be broadcast on PBS. Explore Burns’s Brooklyn Bridge timeline, which shows the progression of the Manhattan-Brooklyn Bridge, which was the premier engineering feat of its time, and puts its construction in greater historical context.
Top Photo: New York and Brooklyn Bridge: Promenade, c. 1898 (Library of Congress). Bottom Photo: Title: Panorama of New York & bridges from Brooklyn, c.1913 (Library of Congress).
Ugh, I grew up obsessed with her and admiring her and her choices and just being such a fan. [Sighs.] And, now, to be able to share a stage with her I have learned so, so much every single time - you know, there is no one like her. There is just no other talent like her talent. Just her commitment to every single moment is spectacular - spectacular. And, I feel honored to be able to say that she’s also a good buddy.