I love the Brooklyn Bridge, and walk over it quite often as it's only a few blocks from where I live. However, I had no idea that the bridge's wood was 127 years old and made up of 11,000 tropical wood plants. Those planks will need to be replaced soon and the NY Times reports on a movement to replace them with more sustainable materials...from a rain forest?
Brooklyn Bridge -- Aging Planks Replaced by Rainforest?
August 27, 2010 — 19:15 PM
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