5. Sculpture Dedicated to the Roeblings at Brooklyn Bridge

Roebling sculpture Brooklyn Bridge

While normally, the Brooklyn Bridge is surely one of the most crowded places in New York City, these days its nearly empty. One of the little known things to look for its the sculpture in honor of the Roebling family, who designed and built the bridge. The sculpture is located at Anchorage Plaza on  Old Fulton Street and Front Street.

In silhouette, you’ll find Emily and Washington Roebling, and Washington’s father John Roebling the original designer of the bridge. Father and son would die in connection to the construction and when Washington came down with the bends, Emily completed the project.