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Medal: NY-B'klyn ...
Date: 1883 or later
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Medium: Copper
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 1 in. (2.6 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Copper struck medal with obverse showing view of Brooklyn Bridge above East River navigated by ships, with buildings on either side; legend above: "NEW YORK . BROOKLYN"; inscription in exergue: "THE EIGHTH/WONDER." Reverse shows cartoon-like winged figure of bridge engineer, at center, holding torch; surrounding legend: "SEE OUR BRIDGE." Hole punched at top.
Object Number: INV.3288
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, on exergual line, at left: "G.B.SOLEY" Inscription: obverse, on exergual line, at right: "P.H.W."

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This medal commemorates the opening of the East River Bridge (or the Brooklyn Bridge) on May 24, 1883, the first bridge to link Long Island and Manhattan. The steel-suspension engineering marvel spanned 1,595 feet, long the greatest distance for a bridge in the world. Today there are six bridges along the East River.