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  • "Boss" Tweed (1823 - 1878)
    William Magear Tweed – sometimes erroneously referred to as William Marcy Tweed (see below), and widely known as "Boss" Tweed – was an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany H...
  • Francis Collingwood (1834 - 1911)
    Collingwood was born in Elmira, NY in 1834. He graduated with a degree of Civil Engineer in 1855. He worked in his family jewelry business and performed many short term engineering assignments between ...
  • Robert Barnhill Roosevelt (1829 - 1906)
    Barnwell Roosevelt, also known as Robert Barnhill Roosevelt (August 7, 1829 – June 14, 1906), was a sportsman, author and United States Congressman from New York (1871–1873).LifeHe was born in New York...
  • Abram Stevens Hewitt (1822 - 1903)
    Met Edward Cooper at Columbia College. They became friends and traveled together before going into business together. HE met and married Edward Cooper's sister.Hewitt was elected to Congress in 1874. H...
  • Seth Low (1850 - 1916)
    Seth Low was an American educator and political figure who served as mayor of Brooklyn, as President of Columbia University, as diplomatic representative of the United States, and as Mayor of New York ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed. It was originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge, but it was later dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge, a name coming from an earlier January 25, 1867, letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and formally so named by the city government in 1915. Since its opening, it has become an icon of New York City, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.