Not only has it been a huge cultural monument, but it also has changed the economy of the area. The area no revolves so much on tourism and that is where a lot of their money comes from. Originally, all they wanted was access to the mainland because the people were struggling to get by, but once the bridge was made things changed in a different way. This brought a lot of tourism to the area that they were not originally expecting. This was a necessity of the people and turned out to be a great addition to their area once the bridge was made. There was a lot of talk and it took awhile to pass the building of the bridge, but in the end they made a good decision to build the bridge. This bridge is also very unique in it’s own way, being one of the only bridge’s built in this
What can construction do for an area? The construction of an office building may bring in a firm, corporation, or company. The construction of a sporting arena may keep a team where it currently is, or bring a new team to that area. For example, the construction of the HSBC Arena kept the Sabres in Buffalo. The construction of a casino may bring in tourists, or people who live in the outlying suburbs. It seems obvious that all of the prior examples bring economic growth and development to that certain place. However, there is a less obvious question to be asked. If a new bridge is built what can that bring to an area? In the case of Buffalo, many people believe economic revival.
The building itself was ten stories tall and had four elevators to shuttle workers around. Sadly, only one of these elevators was fully functional and could carry a maximum of about twelve people per shuttle. The building also had two stairs leading down, but one of which was always locked during business hours to prevent worker theft and the other had a door which opened inward only. While the structure had a fire escape, the ladder itself was of terrible construction and could only hold up a few workers at a time. Due to the owners reliance on insurance fraud to make money, they refused to install sprinkler systems and other basic safety measures to keep the building safe as it would impair their fraud schemes. This would come back to haunt the workers during that fateful day.
On December 29, 1876, a train was crossing over a railroad bridge spanning the Ashtabula River when the entire bridge collapsed, sending most of the train into the frigid water below. This disaster would be the deadliest bridge disaster in the United States. Investigators quickly tried to determine why this bridge, after eleven years of service, collapsed. The investigators would ultimately place the blame on the president of the Ashtabula Railroad Company, Amasa Stone. The bridge was constructed with many flaws, both known and unknown. This disaster would lead to people realizing the need for structural standards for bridges and qualified engineers.
In 1883 Brooklyn Bridge has opened and it was the longest suspension bridge at that time.It connects Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East river. There is no entry fees for visiting Brooklyn bridge. You can take a bus or train to reach there.
In 1872, Charles Crocker, a railroad entrepreneur, called for a bridge that connected the Golden Gate Strait. The strait, approximately 3 miles long and 1 mile wide, is the entrance to San Francisco Bay, which is in California, from the Pacific Ocean. By 1916, Michael M. O'Shaughnessy, a San Francisco City Engineer, was asked by city officials to see if it was possible to build a bridge that crossed the strait. While most engineers claimed that a bridge was not able to be built and that it would cost about $100 million, Joseph Baermann Strauss claimed that a bridge would be easily built and would only cost about $25 to $30 million. After the long process of having the bridge design approved for constructing, on January 5, 1933, the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge had begun (“Golden Gate Bridge Research Library”). The main constructors included Joseph Baermann Strauss, Irving Morrow and Charles Ellis. Strauss had hired Irving Morrow to design small features for the bridge like pedestrian walkways and streetlamps. Morrow also made the bridge look luxurious by using a style called art deco (“Irving Morrow” and “Art Deco”). Since Morrow was to design the Bridge, he knew that it would play a significant role on its display in regards to its surroundings. As of today, “the color blends perfectly with the changing season tints of the spans’ natural setting against the San Francisco skyline and the Marin hills” (“Golden Gate Bridge Research Library”). Meanwhile, Charles Ellis was the engineering expert. He was later accused by Strauss of wasting money and time by working on equations of forces at the Golden Gate Bridge. Ellis was then told not to go back to construct the bridge. Ellis could not drop out of the project because he w...
The Jericho Covered Bridge in Kingsville, Maryland was built in 1865 and restored in 1982. The bridge is 100 feet long and cased in cedar planks and timber beams. Legend has it that after the Civil War many lynchings occurred on the bridge. Passersby were supposedly captured on the bridge and hung from the upper rafters. The bridge is very close to my house and I have driven over it several times. The storyteller, age 19, also lives a couple minutes away from the bridge. He has lived in Kingsville, Maryland his entire life. He recalled a dramatic story he had heard from his older brother involving the haunted bridge.
It was a rainy December 26th and me and my family were on the Brooklyn Bridge.The bridge was crowded with everyone constantly stopping to soak in as much as they could.The view of the Statue of Liberty was magnificent which led to many tourists stopping to take pictures.After almost walking half a mile we were ready to go home.The way to the exit was all the way back down and then you had to take the tunnel back to the subway.The way down was chaotic and quite dangerous.
1. The Marco Polo Bridge Incident marked the beginning of further Japanese expansion in China. In the July of 1937, the Japanese conducted training without a notice, and the startled Chinese and the Japanese exchanged fire. One Japanese soldier from the small squabble was missing, and the Japanese accused the Chinese of taking him captive, demanding a full search of the area. The Chinese denied it, offering one soldier to accompany their thorough search of the area.
BRONX- 25 year old man is found dead after driving off the Bronx Neck Bridge with his girlfriend in the trunk of his car at around 2:00am.
One very iconic bridge is the Michigan Avenue Bridge. As its name says, the bridge connects Michigan Avenue that is split by the Chicago River. Construction of the bridge began on April 15, 1918, 7 years after its proposal. On October 2, 1991 the bridge was given the title of a Chicago Landmark. Finally in 2009 the bridge was repainted and
Yes, I do agree with the sentencing of the five officers that was involved in the Danziger Bridge case. My thought on this is that you have five police who took an oath to protect and serve their nation. However, these policeman decided to violate their victim’s civil rights and have the sergeant cover up all wrongdoing that these police officers have done. I don’t agree with the fact that these police officers thought it was a great idea to lie and cover up a make believe a report that never exists and I think ok to just shoot six unarmed citizens on a bridge for no reason. Justice was serviced for these officers.
Growing from its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800's, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has come to represent today the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden blooms in the middle of one of the largest cities in the world. Each year more than 750,000 people visit the well-manicured formal and informal gardens that are a testament to nature's vitality amidst urban brick and concrete. More than 12,000 kinds of plants from around the globe are displayed on 52 acres and in the acclaimed Steinhardt Conservatory. There's always something new to see. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers a variety of public programs all year long. Tours, concerts, dance performances and symposia are always on the roster, as well as special one-time events that feature elements of the Garden at their peak. Each spring the Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates the flowering of the Japanese Cherry Trees with our annual Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival), and each fall is spiced up with our multicultural Chili Pepper FiestaA few of the "Many Gardens within a Garden" include the Children's Garden, tended each year by about 450 kids, ages 3 through 18; The Cranford Rose Garden, exhibiting more than 5,000 bushes of nearly 1,200 varieties; The Herb Garden, with more than 300 varieties -- "herbing" is apparently taking the country by storm as people rediscover medicinal, culinary, and other uses; and The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, a beautiful creation featuring a Viewing Pavilion, Waiting House, Torri, shrines, bridges, stone lanterns, waterfalls, pond, and miniaturized landscape.
The Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883 and it connects Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River. When it was built, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. It is one of the busiest bridges in the world with 145,000 vehicles crossing it every day. Many cultures throughout the world build rope suspension bridges to allow them access over steep gorges and ravines. The Inca civilization in South America is well known for its suspension
Imagine being a teenage kid and getting out of bed at 6:00 AM every morning to feed the your family’s animals before breakfast begins. After eating breakfast, you go to school in a horse and buggy passing people on foot that are not as affluent as you are. You get to school and begin all of your classwork, but once your studies have been completed, you don’t get to to to basketball practice, watch TV or text your friends because you have to go work on the farm...again. This is what life was like in the early 1900’s. For many Americans who lived during the time of The Great Depression, enduring each day seemed to be a hardship, and simply getting by was all that they could focus on. The people of America needed some iconic symbol of hope to help remind them of the strength of their