Why doesn't the wood on the Brooklyn Bridge rot or break?

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While the construction materials of the Brooklyn Bridge include concrete,
mortar, stone, and steel, there would be no Brooklyn Bridge at all were
it not for its most crucial construction component: wood.

Southern Yellow Pine (from Georgia and Florida) forms the essential structural component of the underwater foundations of the bridge. Without those solid wood, pneumatic casings, the Brooklyn Bridge could never have been built, and those
solid yellow pine underwater caissons remain in nearly pristine today.

By the way, it is also underwater wood that holds up most of Venice.

"Wood decay is caused by aerobic insects and bacteria, ones that need air to stay alive. When wood is submerged where there is no air, it remains in good condition indefinitely. Cities like Venice in Italy are supported on wood pilings that are, in some cases, 1000 years old."
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What is wood rot?

Answer . Wood Rot. Wood rot is a type of fungal decay in timber, the decay comes in two catagories, white rot and brown rot. Decay usually starts when spores from the rot

Why does wood rot?

Wood rot is the decomposition of wood which occurs in large due tofungi consuming the wood. The fungi which cause the feed on thecell walls of the wood which contain cellulose

Where is the Brooklyn Bridge?

The Brooklyn Bridge is in New York City. It connects lowerManhattan with the Borough of Brooklyn by crossing the East River.

Why doesn't the Brooklyn Bridge have a train on it anymore?

There used to be trolleys that ran across the Brooklyn Bridge, but that was only from 1898 to 1950. The old BRT line also ran over the bridge and just barely into Manhattan, t

How do you rot wood?

Keep it in a damp, warm, and dark place and micro-organisms will do all the work for you.

What is the bridge next to the Brooklyn Bridge?

The Manhattan Bridge. Three bridges connect Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan. In order from south to north, they are the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge and the Williamsburg