Inside the NYTimes: A Message Written in Stone and Steel

From an Inside the Times story by James Barron headlined “A Message Written in Stone and Steel”:

“Everything Ready for the Opening of the Bridge,” The New York Times declared in a headline on May 24, 1883 — 140 years ago today.

The Times did not have to say which bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge, which had taken 14 years to build, stood alone, the first of the city’s many suspension bridges, a tribute to imagination and inventiveness.