Today marks the 127th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. At the time of its completion in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world — 50 percent longer than any previously built. It’s since been trod upon by horses and buggies, trolleys, cars, people, and innumerable bicycles. It’s been hailed as a symbol of technology and optimism. We have to say, we rather like it.
Ever-so-monumentally, in Sex and the City the Movie, the structure marked the spot of the joyous yet tearful reunion of obviously meant-to-be couple Miranda and Steve — proving that great architecture is the backbone to any ridiculous romantic sub-plot.
(The first Brooklyn Bridge jumper, by the way, was Robert E. Odlum on May 19, 1885 — proving that there are no new ideas, only derivations on the old, and that jumping from the Brooklyn Bridge will kill you.)
Editor’s suggestion: When reconciling after a breakup, don’t pick the Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll only annoy those who are using it to actually get to work. Also, don’t jump when reconciliation goes awry, for same reasons.