Good 62º morning.
Yesterday we and "excessive heat" warning and we topped at 108º!
Picture of the Day .... perfect timing
Interesting about the Brooklyn Bridge....
The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City, spanning the East River between Manhattan Island and Brooklyn on Long Island. Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first fixed crossing of the East River. It was also the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its opening, with a main span of 1,595.5 feet and a deck 127 feet above mean high water. The span was originally called the New York and Brooklyn Bridge or the East River Bridge but was officially renamed the Brooklyn Bridge in 1915.
Proposals for a bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn were first made in the early 19th century, which eventually led to the construction of the current span, designed by John A. Roebling. The project's chief engineer, his son Washington Roebling, contributed further design work, assisted by the latter's wife, Emily Warren Roebling. Construction started in 1870, with the Tammany Hall-controlled New York Bridge Company overseeing construction, although numerous controversies and the novelty of the design prolonged the project over thirteen years. Since opening, the Brooklyn Bridge has undergone several reconfigurations, having carried horse-drawn vehicles and elevated railway lines until 1950. To alleviate increasing traffic flows, additional bridges and tunnels were built across the East River. Following gradual deterioration, the Brooklyn Bridge has been renovated several times, including in the 1950s, 1980s, and 2010s.
The Brooklyn Bridge is the southernmost of four toll-free vehicular bridges connecting Manhattan Island and Long Island, with the Manhattan, Williamsburg, and Queensboro bridges to the north. Only passenger vehicles and pedestrian and bicycle traffic are permitted. A major tourist attraction since its opening, the Brooklyn Bridge has become an icon of New York City. Over the years, the bridge has been used as the location of various stunts and performances, as well as several crimes and attacks. The Brooklyn Bridge has been designated a National Historic Landmark, a New York City landmark, and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
Proposals for a bridge between the then-separate cities of Brooklyn and New York had been suggested as early as 1800. At the time, the only travel between the two cities was by a number of ferry lines. Engineers presented various designs, such as chain or link bridges, though these were never built because of the difficulties of constructing a high enough fixed-span bridge across the extremely busy East River. There were also proposals for tunnels under the East River, but these were considered prohibitively expensive.
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From Mr. Food
Wake up, boys and girls! We're having a fantastic brunch. What's on the menu, you ask? How about this tasty Sausage and Broccoli Strudel? It may not be your traditional fruit strudel recipe, but this savory recipe is loaded with flavor from some of our favorite ingredients. Plus, it's a great way to sneak in a serving of veggies for any kids around the table. You won't want to miss it!
- 1 (17.25-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup milk
- 8 eggs, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 pre-cooked sausage patties, chopped
- 1 cup chopped frozen broccoli, thawed
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Historically this date....
1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
2009 – Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing 9 and injuring over 80.
2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.
I took adagio ballet from his wife's, (Marge Champion) dad, Ernest Belcher. Marge and I have the same birthday... different years though!
1949 – Lindsay Wagner, American actress
'Kicking Bird' in Dances With Wolves.
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo