Panaroma (sic) of Brooklyn South of the Brooklyn Bridge
Crossing the Bridge
—United States Navy Yard —
Brooklyn’s city seal, which dates from 1834, depicts the Goddess Vesta and bears the motto “Eendraght Maakt Magt” – “In Union There is Strenght.”
Crossing the Bridge
1883 – Cable cars are installed on the Brooklyn Bridge, running on both sides of the promenade next to the roadway.
1898 – Electric trolleys come into service on the bridge. Electric trains of the Brooklyn Elevated Company are also introduced, replacing the cable cars
1952 – The bridge re-opens after extensive remodeling and accommodates only vehicular traffic. Cable cars were removed from the bridge in 1908. Elevated trains discontinued service in 1944, and trolleys made their last run in 1950.
United States Navy Yard
The U.S. Navy Yard was established in 1801 on the site of a small local shipyard. Over the years it was expanded to 291 acres, comprising six dry docks, many miles of railroad tracks, lumber yards, warehouses, a hospital and officer’s housing. Ninety-three ships were built at the Navy Yard and several hundreds were refitted for battle in the Civil War, World War I and World War II. Some of the important ships launched at the Navy Yard were the “Ohio” (1820), the “Maine” (1890), and the “Missouri” (1944). The “Duluth,” the last ship to be built at the Navy Yard, was launched in 1965, a year before the Navy Yard closed.
Edward I. Koch, Mayor of the City of New York
Howard Golden, Borough President of Brooklyn
Andrew J. Stein, Borough President of Manhattan
The 1983 Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Commission The New York City Department of Transportation
Location. 40° 42.437′ N, 73°
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. How the Bridge was Built (a few steps from this marker); 1883 The City of Brooklyn (a few steps from this marker); FishBridge Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presidential Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Fulton Fish Waist - 142 Beekman Street (approx. ¼ mile away); The Brooklyn Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); 207 - 211 Water Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peking (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
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