Currier & Ives Large Folio Edition Color Lithograph The Great East River Suspension Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge 32 x 44 1/2 inches (frame) 18 1/4 x 33 inches (image). Up for sale is an exquisitely rare large folio Currier & Ives lithograph entitled The Great East River Suspension Bridge or better known as the Brooklyn Bridge.The prints title continues with The Bridge crosses the river by a single span of 1,595 feet suspended by four cables, 15 1/2 inches in diameter, each composed of 5,434 parallel steel wires. Strength of each cable, 12,000 tons.
Length of each land span, 930 feet. New York approach, 1,562 1/2 feet.
Total length of Bridge and approaches, 5,988 feet 6 inches. Height of Towers, 278 feet. Height of Roadway above high water, at towers, 119 feet 3 inches, at center of span, 135 feet.
Width of Bridge, 85 feet, with tracks for cars, roadway for carriages, and walks for foot passengers. The Bridge is lighted at night by United States Illuminating Co.
With 35 Electric Lights of 2,000 candle power each. The condition of the print does show wear and damage that occurred after its printing in the 1880s including toning, discoloration, creases and scuffs to the papers surface. The most notable scuff is present in the top center sky and the most notable tear is present in the low right corner.The item "RARE Currier & Ives Brooklyn Bridge Large Folio Lithograph 1886 Great Suspension" is in sale since Saturday, January 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "dursrudyauctions" and is located in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.