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That water is deeper than it looks off the Brooklyn Bridge

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Brooklyn Bridge Designer John A. Roebling Was Born
June 12, 1806

Have you ever been to New York City? If you have, you probably know that the Brooklyn Bridge crosses the East River, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

When a bridge is built over water, how do the workers stay dry? Workers went about 78 feet underwater to dig the supports for the Brooklyn Bridge. They did not get wet because pressurized caissons (watertight structures) were sunk under the water giving the men a dry place to work.

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