Manhattan North of the Bridge to Canal Street

Manhattan North of the Bridge to Canal Street (HM16QU)

Location: Midway, NY 11201 Kings County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 42.254', W 73° 59.66'

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Brooklyn North of the Bridge

The dense fabric of buildings along the shore housed an unregulated mixture of industry and sea-related businesses. Lumber yards, coal yards, and storehouses lined the wharves and were the background for the picturesque masts of sailing ships docked at the piers. At Grand, Houston and 10th streets, ferries brought commuters and pleasure seekers back and forth between New York and Brooklyn.

Brooklyn North of the Bridge
The area north of the bridge was devoted largely to industry and shipping activities. Warehouses, ferry slips, coal and lumber yards, chemical works and distilleries, sugar refineries were located on the shore and in surrounding neighborhoods. The U.S. Navy Yard, established in 1801, and the Empire Stores, built in the years after the Civil War, are still standing.

Williamsburgh Bridge
Construction begun: 1896
Open to traffic: December 19, 1903
Total length: 7,306 feet
Main span: 1,668 feet
Each cable: 3,985 feet long
Diameter of cables: 18.6 in.
Number of wires in each cable: 7,896
Length of wire in all four cables: 17,404 miles
Height of towers above high water mark: 332 ft. 9 in.

Manhattan Bridge
Construction begun: 1901
Open to traffic: December 31, 1909
Total length: 6,855 feet
Main span: 1,470 feet long
Each cable: 3,223 feet long
Diameter of cables: 21 1/4 in.
Number of wires in each cable: 3,463
Length of wire in all four cables: 23,232 miles
Height of towers above high water mark: 336 ft

Brooklyn Bridge
Construction begun: 1869
Open to traffic: May 24, 1883
Total length: 8,016 feet
Main span: 1,595 1/2 feet
Each cable: 3,578 feet long
Diameter of cables: 15 3/4 in.
Number of wires in each cable: 5,383
Length of wire in all four cables: 14,357 miles
Height of towers above high water mark: 272 feet

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HM NumberHM16QU
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Placed ByThe 1983 Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584955 N 4506411
Decimal Degrees40.70423333, -73.99433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.254', W 73° 59.66'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 15.24" N, 73° 59' 39.60" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)718, 917, 347, 212
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1555 Brooklyn Bridge, Midway NY 11201, US
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