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Williamsburg Bridge, New York, New York
The Williamsburg Bridge connects Manhattan to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn

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New Yorkers Celebrated the Opening of the Williamsburg Bridge
December 19, 1903

The 1,600-foot Williamsburg Bridge connects Manhattan to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Until the 1920s, the Williamsburg was the world's longest suspension bridge. As times changed, the bridge became a route for trolley cars and trains. Today, cars and buses have replaced the trolley cars. Instead of a train, more than 90,000 riders a day cross the bridge on the subway. Although the horse-drawn carriage has been relegated to the past, you can still bicycle or walk across the Williamsburg Bridge just as New Yorkers did more than 100 years ago.
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