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The East River Bridge
Each Metal Earth model is laser etched in meticulous detail on one, two, or three 11 cm (4.33") metal sheets. Pop out the pieces by hand (or use wire cutters to get especially crisp lines), bend the tabs using needle-nose pliers, and fit them together as shown in the simple pictorial instructions. Metal Earth models are a little less challenging than our 3D wooden puzzles, but you do need some patience and dexterity because they're also much smaller. For maximum dramatic effect, display your model on the LED Display Base or the Solar Spinner (sold separately, see the Related Products tab).
The Brooklyn Bridge is an intermediate Metal Earth model. It consists of 28 pieces on two sheets of metal.
Please note that Metal Earth models have sharp edges and are not suitable for small children. Metal Earth was originally called MetalWorks.
Are you curious...?
The Brooklyn Bridge opened to traffic in 1883 and was the longest suspension bridge in the world for 20 years, as well as the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Officially called the East River Bridge or the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, it got its current name in 1915 and became a national historic landmark in 1964. Its German immigrant designer, John Augustus Roebling, crushed his foot when a ferry pinned it against a piling while he was conducting surveys. The crushed toes were amputated, and then tetanus set in and killed him. Before he died, he put his son Washington Roebling in charge. The younger Roebling was paralyzed by decompression sickness after working in an underwater caisson. He supervised the project from his apartment with the aid of his wife. You won't encounter misfortune on this scale as you build the Metal Earth version, but do be careful of your model's sharp edges. We'd hate to lose a customer to infection.