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i Trldge across the East ltivec 7b Ihe KtlHi.r if the KitrjV - : Dkai: Si 1;, The remarks of your correspondent "Danger" in last evenings issue recalled to my mind the project which was some lime since talked talked or, or a bridge over the East River. There are thousands who would prefer to foot it over a bridge in time of fog and ice, than experience the delay and danger .of the retry boats. A bridge con be built, and I think any or our scientific civil engineers will bear rue out in the assertion, with, out any inconvenience ; the width or the channel is no objection, as many longer bridges have been, and will yet be constructed ; nor is it necessary to extend the 'cw York terminus to Broadway as has been proposed, in order to affoad an easy grade for vehicles. Start from the top of the Heights, foot or Montague street if you will, run the bridge over on two piers, with sutllcicnt elevation elevation between to allow theDassao - c of Mm tallest. mast, and let U terminate abruptly on New York MMy for r'cngersV and a ,0l!!lwa.y for vehicles, similar to those" wh eh may be seen in operation at any time lowering good's from the sidewalk to the cellars of wholesale houses in Pulton, Beckman, John, or any business street. Ihe bridge would be a nrolitablo investment investment to all concerned; it would not interfere hum me ici - rics nor with their receipts, because ol the increase of population which would en - sue; thousands would bring their capital and business to Brookh n who ill not at present.sole - ly because they nill not be bothered with our miserable miserable ferries. Now, I for one, and I know many others who do, hope, and lully expect to sec, and soon too, a a good and substantial bridge over the East Bivcr ; one that shall boa lasting monument to inc. skill ol our engineers, and the enterprise of our citizens. Fellow - citizens, please ventilate the subject. LnooKi.i - N, March 1, 1SC0. Mecha - nic. It is said thai, owing to scarcity of labor in Bermuda, Bermuda, the quantity of seed potatoes planted this

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle02 Mar 1860, FriPage 2

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)02 Mar 1860, FriPage 2
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