Painters hang from suspended wires on the Brooklyn Bridge October 7, 1914 -- 31 years after it first opened.

Painters hang from suspended wires on the Brooklyn Bridge October 7, 1914 -- 31 years after it first opened.

Exchange Place, New York, ca. 1934 | by Berenice Abbott.  If it's the last thing I do it would be to follow in her footsteps in NYC for 3 months. 4x5, harness and all.

Exchange Place, New York, ca. 1934 | by Berenice Abbott. If it's the last thing I do it would be to follow in her footsteps in NYC for 3 months. 4x5, harness and all.

1969 Shot taken from the pedestrian walkway of Brooklyn Bridge. © Richard Kalvar/Magnum Photos

1969 Shot taken from the pedestrian walkway of Brooklyn Bridge. © Richard Kalvar/Magnum Photos

These four men are hoping to pass a test to get jobs as painters at the Brooklyn Bridge. Their first task was to climb to the top of one of the pillars. An estimated 27 workers died building the bridge

These four men are hoping to pass a test to get jobs as painters at the Brooklyn Bridge. Their first task was to climb to the top of one of the pillars. An estimated 27 workers died building the bridge

The 50th anniversary of the golden gate bridge: crowd walks over bridge (May 24, 1987)

The 50th anniversary of the golden gate bridge: crowd walks over bridge (May 24, 1987)

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