Brooklyn Bridge, Painting of Brooklyn Bridge
Painting of Brooklyn Bridge
Original Oil on canvas painting, 16 x 20 inches by Hall Groat II
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This painting of Brooklyn Bridge, New York City is an original oil on canvas painting that is part of a series of urban nocturnes. Gallery wrapped giclée prints are also available in sizes ranging from 8×10 to 30×40 inches, which are perfect for the home, corporate office, or hospitality design project.
The Brooklyn Bridge opened to great fanfare in May 1883. The names of John A. Roebling, Washington Roebling, and Emily Warren Roebling are inscribed on the structure as its builders. It was initially designed by German-born John Augustus Roebling in Trenton, New Jersey. Roebling had earlier designed and constructed other suspension bridges, such as Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct in Lackawaxen, PA, and the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati, OH, that served as the engineering prototypes for the final design.
The Brooklyn Bridge looms majestically over New York City’s East River, linking the two boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Since 1883, its granite towers and steel cables have offered a safe and scenic passage to millions of commuters and tourists, trains and bicycles, pushcarts and cars. The bridge’s construction took 14 years, involved 600 workers and cost $15 million (more than $320 million in today’s dollars). At least two dozen people died in the process, including its original designer. Now more than 125 years old, this iconic feature of the New York City skyline still carries roughly 150,000 vehicles and pedestrians every day.