The Wonders of the Williamsburg Bridge

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People don’t think much about infrastructure. They wax poetic and write books about the iconic stone of the Brooklyn Bridge, but its younger sibling in Williamsburg generally registers on the same level as a road or a subway line. We decided to dig a little deeper, and here’s what we found: a bridge that spans not just the East River but more than a century of Brooklyn history, stretching from its early status as the world’s longest suspension bridge, to a decaying structure on the brink of collapse, to something of a cult pop culture figure. More than merely a way to travel between two places, the Williamsburg Bridge is a vital part of the city and the borough. Take a look.


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