Friday, January 29, 2010

Would You Like to Buy It?

Total length of bridge, including the part on land: 5,989 feet 
Total height of the bridge towers above water: 276 feet and 6 inches 
Height of bridge towers below water: 44 feet 6 inches on the Brooklyn side, 
78 feet 6 inches on the New York side. 
Total strength of bridge cables: approx. 98,488 tons 
Actual weight on bridge cables: approx. 12,000 tons 
Thickness of bridge cables: 15 and 3/4 inches
Total weight of the bridge: approx.14,680 tons 
Conclusion: The Brooklyn Bridge Weighs More than Me

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