The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge, designed and constructed by John A. Roebling, who died during construction. Working together, his son Washington Roebling and daughter-in-law Emily Warren Roebling, completed the bridge in 1883. At the time, the Brooklyn Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn spanning the East River. In 2010, the NYCDOT initiated the rehabilitation of all their East River crossings. Ferreira was a subcontractor to Skanska Koch on the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation. Ferreira was responsible for the complete removal and replacement of the Brooklyn and Manhattan approach slabs and access ramps. Ferreira performed all work with constantly modified traffic patterns in order to accommodate on average 116,000 vehicles that cross the Brooklyn Bridge daily. Throughout the construction process, Ferreira and other contractors took extraordinary measures to preserve the historic integrity of the original bridge. The bridge serves as a safe East River crossing and is one of the most famous national historic landmarks in New York.