This is perhaps Walker Evans's most classic view of the Brooklyn Bridge. It shows the famous arches built of New York limestone and Maine granite, dissected by a jumble of intersecting cables. A solitary pedestrian appears as a mere white speck against the towering structure.
Built between 1869 and 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was at the time the world's largest suspension bridge and the first to use steel as cable wire. A symbol of progress in the Industrial Age, it also became a favorite motif for modern painters and photographers.