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The Williamsburgh Bridge

The Williamsburgh Bridge New York City
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Stock #: 257212
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: New York City
State: New York (NY)
County: New York
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Postmark: 1907 Aug-22
PM City: Brooklyn
PM State: NY
Stamp: 1c
Philatelic Notes: flatbush station flag cancel
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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A combined cantilever and suspension structure, crosses the East River from Delaney Stret, Manhattan to Broadway, Brooklyn. It is 7,265 feet long with a central span of 1,600 feet; the height at the center is 135 feet; width, 118 feet. The bridge was begun in 1896 and formally opened December 19th 1903. It cost about $10,000,000