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Brooklyn Bridge

(Encyclopedia)Brooklyn Bridge, vehicular suspension bridge, New York City, southernmost of the bridges across the East River, between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn; built 1869–83. The achievement of J. A. Roebling...

Brooklyn

(Encyclopedia)Brooklyn bro͝okˈlĭn , borough of New York City (2020 pop. 2,736,074), 71 sq mi (184 sq km),...

Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

(Encyclopedia)Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, vehicular suspension bridge, New York City, across the Narrows at the entrance to New York harbor, linking the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. Designed by O. H. Amma...

Brooklyn Center

(Encyclopedia)Brooklyn Center, city (2020 pop. 33,782), Hennepin co., SE Minn., a residential suburb of Minneapolis; inc. 1911. It has light industry and has been mar...

Brooklyn College

(Encyclopedia)Brooklyn College: see New York, City University of. ...

Brooklyn Park

(Encyclopedia)Brooklyn Park, city (2020 pop. 86,478), Hennepin co., SE Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis; chartered as a city 1969. Manufacturing includes machinery, woo...

bridge, structure

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Bridges bridge, structure built over water or any obstacle or depression to allow the passage of pedestrians or vehicles. See also viaduct. In wartime, where the means of crossing a stream o...

Brodie, Steve

(Encyclopedia)Brodie, Steve, 1863–1901, Brooklyn bookmaker who gained immediate fame and a measure of immortality by allegedly jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge and surviving the fall, on July 23, 1886. It was clai...

Humber Bridge

(Encyclopedia)Humber Bridge, vehicular suspension bridge across the Humber estuary, E England. Completed in 1981, it links Kingston upon Hull (see Hull) with the estuary's southern shore. At 7,283 ft (2,220 m), wit...

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