Brooklyn and Manhattan were still two different cities when construction on the Brooklyn Bridge wrapped up in 1883. And in the 130 years since, this iconic span has inspired poets like Jack Kerouac and Walt Whitman, been named a National Historic Landmark, and carried countless of Gothamites across the East River while slowly becoming one of the best known and oldest suspension bridges in America.

This documentary short from filmmaker Harrison Boyce (who has produced many a famous SNL Opening Sequence) and Academy Award-winning actor and director Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit, My Science Project) celebrates the quiet dignity of the stone span.

[Vimeo via Nowness - Wikipedia]