WHOHQ: Where Is the Brooklyn Bridge?
About Where Is the Brooklyn Bridge?
Which of these facts are true?
At one time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world
It was an incredibly difficult—and deadly—project
It’s a beloved Big Apple landmark
Young readers will connect with the story of this National Historic Landmark–the Brooklyn Bridge!
Building the Brooklyn Bridge was no simple feat. Despite a brilliant plan from a father-son team of engineers, the process was a dangerous and grueling one. Construction workers developed a mysterious illness (now known as the bends), several died, and the project had devastating effects on the engineers’ lives. Still, after fourteen years, the Brooklyn Bridge was finished and became the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time and is still widely admired today. Megan Stine tells the fascinating story behind one of the city’s best-loved landmarks. Includes black-and-white illustrations and a foldout color map!