Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wonderful day in history

Lots of great things happened on May 24 throughout history:-) One of them is the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was used by the public for the first time today in 1883. Apparently, people could buy a ticket to cross the bridge for a penny, cars for 5 cents. 150,300 people and 1,800 vehicles crossed the first day. There was one protest... by Irish workers upset that the opening was coinciding with Queen Victoria's birthday (another happy birthday!)

Click here for more Brooklyn Bridge fun facts!

It's wonderful to have Erica and her sister in town this weekend. We took a stroll under the bridge after breakfast this morning. It looked like lots of fun bridge activities were set to take place in Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend, including movies and putt-putt golf with holes that look like various Brooklyn sites.

Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge holes in the foreground. Junior's cheesecake and the arch at Grand Army Plaza in the background


Blogger Niki said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN DOODLE!!!!!!!!! Doing anything special to celebrate??

3:16 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Dinner with Matt and dessert with friends! Can't wait!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

As always, it was so much fun to see you! It was great to hang out on such a wonderful day in history!!!

10:26 AM  

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