On my recent trip I was lucky enough to be able to visit New York City! I love it there and I have always been interested in the history of the city and how it came to be how it is now. I found this really cool photo history of the Brooklyn Bridge from LIFE magazine and I thought I would share it with you guys! I hope you like it...
Fact No. 3: Con man William McCloundy was sentenced to 2 1/2 years at Sing Sing Prison for "selling" the Brooklyn Bridge to a tourist in 1901. Pictured: Jules Munshin, Frank Sinatra, and Gene Kelly use the bridge as a magnificent stage in Stanley Donen's film, On the Town, in 1949.
Fact No. 12: The bridge's cost when it was built was $15.1 million. Pictured: Howard Hughes flies a twin-propeller Lockheed 14 Super Electra past the bridge during his bid to circle the globe in four days.
Fact No. 18: The bridge turned out to be a tragedy for the Roebling family. The designer, John Roebling, died from tetanus after a ferry crushed his foot as he was scouting locations for the bridge. His son, Washington Roebling, of Trenton, N.J., fell prey to the bends from his time in caissons laying the foundations for the towers, and became an invalid. Washington's wife, Emily, became the de facto head of construction in his stead.