The first Brooklyn Bridge Jumper ever


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Who was the first person to jump off Brooklyn Bridge?

Ever since its construction was complete in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge has been revered as a famous landmark, a massive sight that stretches from Manhattan to Brooklyn. As with any wonder to behold, many people have attempted to find ways to conquer with it. And with a bridge, it’s only natural that ‘conquering’ it means to have jumped from it and survived.

Many have attempted the jump from Brooklyn Bridge, in order to test their own courage, strength, and face their own personal fears. There’s even a famous story about a man named Steve Brodie, who claimed to have made the jump and survived. However, no one was ever able to verify Brodie’s story and so it’s believed to be false.

One story that is absolutely true is that of the first jumper off Brooklyn Bridge, Robert E. Odlum. Odlum was a swimming teacher who, on May 19, 1885, got dressed up in a costume that bore his initials. After taking the plunge, Odlum died shortly after due to internal injuries that he suffered during the jump.



The first Brooklyn Bridge Jumper ever

The first Brooklyn Bridge Jumper ever

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