A bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by vertical cables suspended from further cables that run between towers and are anchored in abutments at each end.
- When it opened on 24 May 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world and among the most celebrated creations of the nineteenth century.
- This changed with the steel Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened on May 24, 1883.
- The narrow, castellated 1829 bridge is a repaired suspension bridge and bears a plaque dated 1865 on the Stockton steelwork.
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