Informative Essay: The Brooklyn Bridge

explanatory Essay
650 words
650 words

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a bridge is a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle. There are many different types of bridges that have been built all over the world. Like the dictionary definition says, these bridges provide a passage over an obstacle, such as water, road, or valley, but others serve other purposes that can solve different situations. There are so many diverse designs of bridges that have been built all over the world.
One bridge that I especially like is the Brooklyn Bridge. I chose to write about this bridge for many reasons. First, I researched New York as one of my projects in fifth grade, and I really liked New York. I thought it was an amazing state with beautiful and unique landmarks, so when I saw that there was a bridge there, I knew that I had to choose it. Next, the Brooklyn Bridge is truly a prepossessing bridge, which is also a reason why I chose to write an essay on it. I really like its amazing structure and unique history.
The Brooklyn Bridge, originally known as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, is located in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in …show more content…

Roebling designed a bridge and truss system that was six times as strong as it needed to be, which is why the Brooklyn Bridge still remains standing to this day when many other bridges built around the same time period have been replaced. The total length of the Brooklyn Bridge is 5,989 feet and it has a main span of 1,595 feet. It is 85 feet wide and 265 feet high. A mesh of cables are anchored in the ground; they keep the bridge from collapsing. Roebling said that even if the four strongest cables were to snap, the other cables would still be able to support the bridge and that even if the bridge didn’t have any more cables, it still wouldn’t collapse; it would just

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the brooklyn bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the united states.
  • Describes new world encyclopedia contributors' "brooklyn bridge".
  • Explains the merriam-webster dictionary definition of a bridge. they chose the brooklyn bridge because of its amazing structure and unique history.
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