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Thousands of New Yorkers cross the Brooklyn Bridge (Credit: AP Photo)

Thousands of New Yorkers cross the Brooklyn Bridge heading for work in Manhattan on the second day of the transit strike which halted city subway and bus service.

Brooklyn Bridge through the years

Brooklyn Bridge through the years

Thousands of New Yorkers cross the Brooklyn Bridge
(Credit: AP Photo)

Thousands of New Yorkers cross the Brooklyn Bridge heading for work in Manhattan on the second day of the transit strike which halted city subway and bus service.

Brooklyn Bridge in front of the World Trade
(Credit: Newsday Photo/Michael Ach)

Brooklyn Bridge in front of the World Trade Center at night.

The Rolling Stones announce their "Bridges to Babylon"
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The Rolling Stones announce their "Bridges to Babylon" tour at a news conference beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.

View of the Brooklyn Bridge.
(Credit: Photo by Richard Lee)

View of the Brooklyn Bridge.

The official opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, on
(Credit: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library)

The official opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, on May 24, 1883, was marked by gala celebration including a parade led by U. S. President Chester A. Arthur, salute by ships in the harbor and an hour long display of 14 tons of fire.

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Early drawing showing the construction of the Brooklyn
(Credit: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library)

Early drawing showing the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

A group of engineers inspect the laying of
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A group of engineers inspect the laying of cable on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1878.

On August 25, 1876, Master Mechanic E. F.
(Credit: Courtesy Rutgers University)

On August 25, 1876, Master Mechanic E. F. Farrington made the first crossing of the East River by way of the Great Bridge (aka the Brooklyn Bridge), riding in a boatswain's that was tied to an endless wire rope called the "traveler."

John A. Roebling, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge
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John A. Roebling, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge

A pedestrian crosses the Brooklyn Bridge at dusk.
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A pedestrian crosses the Brooklyn Bridge at dusk.

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Car headlights streak by on the Brooklyn Bridge
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Car headlights streak by on the Brooklyn Bridge at dusk.

"Lucky" (the Pomeranian) enjoys the 12.5 mile MS
(Credit: Photo by Sune Woods)

"Lucky" (the Pomeranian) enjoys the 12.5 mile MS walk as he rides on top of his owner while crossing the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Brooklyn Bridge in 1893.
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The Brooklyn Bridge in 1893.

Under the Brooklyn Bridge is a popular spot
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Under the Brooklyn Bridge is a popular spot for wedding photos.

Rain did not stop native Brooklyn artist Nicholas
(Credit: Newsday Photo/Moises Saman)

Rain did not stop native Brooklyn artist Nicholas Evans-Cato to come out and work on one of his paintings of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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A bicyclist rides over the Brooklyn Bridge.
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A bicyclist rides over the Brooklyn Bridge.

Young lovers kiss on Pier 17 overlooking the
(Credit: AP Photo)

Young lovers kiss on Pier 17 overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge.

Police Department Emergency Service Unit officers participate in
(Credit: AP Photo)

Police Department Emergency Service Unit officers participate in a rescue training exercise atop the Brooklyn Bridge.

Police officers attempt to reach construction worker on
(Credit: AP Photo)

Police officers attempt to reach construction worker on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Smoke hangs in the air over lower Manhattan
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Smoke hangs in the air over lower Manhattan with the Brooklyn Bridge in the foreground as seen from the Manhattan Bridge.

People walk on the Brooklyn Bridge as the
(Credit: Photo By Robert Mecea)

People walk on the Brooklyn Bridge as the "Tribute in Light" beams rise up from near the site of the the World Trade Center.

American Identities, Brooklyn Bridge, 1948, Georgia O'Keeffe
(Credit: Georgia O'Keeffe)

American Identities, Brooklyn Bridge, 1948, Georgia O'Keeffe

A yellow water taxi passes under the Brooklyn
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A yellow water taxi passes under the Brooklyn Bridge on it's first run in New York City waters

Brooklyn Bridge in the snow.
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Brooklyn Bridge in the snow.

Drivers encountered a fog-shrouded Brooklyn Bridge (looking from
(Credit: Newsday Photo/Julia Gaines)

Drivers encountered a fog-shrouded Brooklyn Bridge (looking from Brooklyn to Manhattan). Fog was the result of heavy snow followed by two days of heavy rain.