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build your own brooklyn bridge cardBrooklyn Bridge Postcard--Build Your Own New York

A masterpiece of 19th-century engineering, the 1,595-foot span was by far the longest suspension bridge when it was built. The stone and steel cable structure was conceived by John Roebling, but engineered and built by his son Washington Roebling. After fourteen long years of work the bridge was finally opened to traffic in 1883. This card includes all pieces and instructions necessary to make a complete paper model at 1:4000 scale, approx. 5" long and 1" tall. All the cards in the Build Your Own New York series are mailable postcards, with space on the reverse for a stamp and address and a message. Each card also includes a short but informative description of the landmark the model represents. Instructions are included in the form of multi-lingual isometric diagrams. There is also a Build Your Own Chicago Series.

Size: card--4-5/8" x 6-3/4"

Designer: Matt Bergstrom

Code: 31695

Member price: $1.80

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