Statistics of the Brooklyn Bridge

 


Total length of Bridge: 5989 feet
Length of River span: 1595.5 feet
Length of each land span: 930 feet
Length of Brooklyn approach: 971 feet
Length of New York approach: 1562.5 feet
Height of Bridge in center of river span: 135 feet
Launching Size and weight of Brooklyn Caisson: 168 x 102 x 14.5 feet; 3000 tons
Launching Size and weight of New York Caisson: 172 x 102 x 14.5 feet; 3250 tons
Maximum depth of Brooklyn Caisson: 44.5 feet
Maximum depth of New York Caisson: 78.5 feet
Height of towers above water (high tide): 276.5 feet
Height of towers above roadway: 117 feet
Width of arches: 33.75 feet
Size of each anchorage at base: 129 x 119 feet
Size of each anchorage at top: 117 x 104 feet
Weight of each anchorage: 60,000 tons
Number of Cables: 4
Number of strands in each cable: 19
Total length of wire in each cable: approx. 3600 miles
Length of wrapping wire on each cable: 243 miles, 943 feet
Strength of each cable 11,200 tons
Number of Suspenders: 1520
Number of Diagonal Stays: 400
Width of Bridge floor: 85 feet
Width of Promenade: 15 feet, 7 inches
Total weight of Brooklyn Bridge: 14,680 tons

 

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