Hand colored photo from 1908 Original title: New York, N.Y., Brooklyn Bridge Photographer: Detroit Publishing Location: Somewhere towards the end on the NY side.
We are standing on the Brooklyn Bridge, somewhere on the NY side of it. As you can see it mostly carried people, streetcars and trains, along with carriages. That structure at the end is the "Bridge Railway", which opened on September 24, 1883. The station carried elevated trains and streetcars, there was a station on both sides of the bridge.
The railway had a carrying capacity of over 200,000 passengers a day, the largest recorded amount of people was on October 12, 1892 where they had 223,625.
Since its opening however, they had a hard time with capacity, and while they expanded it over the years, they ended up closing it in 1904, using it only for 20 years. Citing that it had safety concerns, today there is no trace of this building.
As for the city, much of it is totally different, most buildings are gone, there are a few small ones in th e back that are still in use, that white one behind the station I think is a prison, and that white one just to the right of it, still exists. Mostly the advertisements are practically the same.
May 7th, 2023
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