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Brooklyn Bridge

Movie I Am Legend Francis Lawrence (2007)
In one of his recollections, Robert Neville reflects on the attack on the Brooklyn Bridge and the death of his wife and son.
Brooklyn Bridge New York
Brooklyn Bridge New York. Photo credit: Fantrippers

Noooooo!

Robert Neville (Will Smith) helplessly witnesses the explosion of his wife and son’s helicopter

Robert Neville (Will Smith) recalls the Brooklyn Bridge attack. The doctor was in a helicopter with his wife Zoe (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) and son Marley (Willow Smith).

Nevertheless, he has to get out of the machine to let his family go alone and escape from New York. Neville watches his wife and son leave, Sam, his dog in his arms.

The bridge was then destroyed. Another helicopter spins and hits the Neville family’s helicopter.

150 000 000

The film cost $150,000,000 to produce.

The plans for the bridge, including its explosion, required six nights of filming and cost the production more than $5 million. This is the most expensive sequence performed in New York!

Brooklyn Bridge in the film I Am Legend (credit: Francis Lawrence / Warner Bros, Original Film, Heydey Film)
Brooklyn Bridge in the film I Am Legend (credit: Francis Lawrence / Warner Bros, Original Film, Heydey Film)

Brooklyn Bridge

Without a doubt the most famous bridge in New York. The one on which tens of thousands of tourists rush every year. Not to mention the residents of the city who use it by car, on foot or by bike. The Brooklyn Bridge is an institution. A must-see monument. A star!

In 1883, when the Brooklyn Bridge was completed after a 14-year construction period that cost 27 lives, including that of its architect John Augustus Roebling, the city of Manhattan was now connected to Brooklyn.

Financed in part thanks to the embezzlement of the mafia politician “Boss” Tweed, it was the scene of many accidents during its construction but also shortly after its inauguration.

Its dimensions give the vertigo. It measures 1825 meters long, culminates at 84 meters, while its piles, they go down to 35 meters deep.

To cross the East River on its promenade is to hear a major episode in the history of the Big Apple. It is to walk above the traffic, with Brooklyn and Manhattan on either side, and enjoy one of the most exhilarating experiences the city has to offer.

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By Damien Canteau

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Passionné par l'Histoire, les animés, les Arts et la bande dessinée en particulier, Damien est le rédacteur en chef du site spécialisé dans le 9e art, Comixtrip.

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