The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of the "Brooklyn Bridge, Fanfare and Fatalities" using the following search strategies:
Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase: Brooklyn Bridge, East River, New York Bridge Company, John Roebling, suspension bridge, Washington Roebling, William C. Kingsley.
It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.
Be prepared to distinguish between the many articles that discuss the other major East River bridges (Manhattan, Queensboro, and Williamsburg) constructed between 1880 and 1910.