Brooklyn Bridge of New York

Here’s another postcard sent by my padangat Jaja who was recently in the Big Apple for a quick holiday with her husband. I’m so envious of the two of you – always on holiday ^.^ 

That’s it – I will find a job soon! Any kind of job, you know. Even those Datawarehouse Designer Jobs that I am least qualified or not exactly my expertise but will take anyway so I can finance my travel plans. Desperate much? lol.

But I digress.

The beautiful panoramic view of Brooklyn Bridge and the Lower Manhattan, in the background.

Built between 1869 and 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States of America. The bridge connects Manhattan to New York’s most populous borough of Brooklyn, and is considered as one of the most magnificent landmarks in New York. 
The moving force behind the construction of the bridge was a German immigrant, Joe Roebling, who worked with the Prussian government as a bridge and road builder. It was said that the idea of building a bridge across the East River came about when the ferry he was on got stuck on ice. He didn’t live long enough to see the bridge completed though. Twenty other workers died while working on the bridge. (Source)

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